THE physique of a 28-year-old man was present in a “mummified” state as he lay useless for 9 months after worrying about claiming advantages.
Roy Curtis grew to become deeply anxious in September 2018 after he was instructed his advantages would cease except he attended a fit-to-work evaluation, an inquest heard.
Roy Curtis dedicated suicide after fearing his advantages could be stoppedCredit score: Hyde Information & Photos Ltd
The 28-year-old man was recognized with gentle autismCredit score: Hyde Information & Photos Ltd
The shy man, who had been recognized with gentle autism, refused to attend the appointment and instructed his associates over electronic mail that he deliberate to commit suicide quickly after.
Police had been knowledgeable of Mr. Curtis’ fragile state and, after they found a 40-page suicide observe, rushed the 28-year-old to A&E.
Mr Curtis was put in a specialist psychological well being therapy centre to get well.
Whereas in hospital, medical doctors labored to revive Mr Curtis’ advantages funds and ensured they had been backdated.
However after Mr Curtis was deemed match to go dwelling, he was once more instructed that he would want to attend a fit-to-work evaluation to obtain advantages.
Mr Curtis grew to become more and more anxious on the information, the Milton Keynes coroner was instructed.
Dr Romi Babatunde instructed the inquest he later obtained a physician’s observe after a visiting to his GP apply excusing him from the appointment because of his worry of open house.
The inquest heard that no person from the surgical procedure ever contacted him once more to test on his situation.
It was solely 9 months afterward August 21, 2019 when Mr Curtis’ landlords broke into his flat with an eviction discover that the 28-year-old’s physique was discovered.
Bailiff Ian Wright found Mr Curtis’ physique in his bed room after venturing alone into the flat.
Mr Curtis was discovered useless in his bed room after 9 months Credit score: Hyde Information & Photos Ltd
The younger man was described as “very well mannered by medical doctors”Credit score: Hyde Information & Photos Ltd
Docs stated Mr Curtis’ worries had been over “sensible” issuesCredit score: Hyde Information & Photos Ltd
Mr Wright instructed the Milton Keynes’ inquest he didn’t see the physique at first, however later discovered Mr Curtis useless within the cabinet.
Mr Wright stated: “It was clear and apparent that the male was deceased and I stood and seemed on the male for a couple of seconds earlier than turning round and strolling straight out of the handle.
“The male had clearly been deceased for a while and it appeared that he had died from suicide by hanging.”
Thames Valley Law enforcement officials had been referred to as to the scene the place they discovered Mr Curtis useless.
A put up mortem examination described the physique as being in a state of “superior mummification” after the 9 month interval, with no blood obtainable for a toxicological examination.
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Police additionally found letters written by Mr Curtis detailing his worry over dropping his advantages.
Dr David Marchevsky – who handled the 28-year-old in hospital within the months earlier than his loss of life – described Mr Curtis as “very well mannered, well-mannered, very nice and a likeable particular person”.
Dr Marchevsky added: “His issues had been nothing to do with medicine or psychological therapy, they had been extra sensible issues.”
Dr Marchevesky, who solely came upon concerning the profit company’s new request after Mr Curtis’ loss of life, commented: “I didn’t anticipate that the advantages company had been going to do that, notably so rapidly and I didn’t know till I discovered about his loss of life.
“They had been instructed the explanation why he had been admitted, all that info was given to them.”
Following Mr Curtis’ loss of life, a safeguarding adults evaluate had been carried out by a number of businesses in Milton Keynes, together with the council which was legally represented on the inquest.
Tom Osborne, senior coroner for Milton Keynes, stated: “The evaluate highlights the onus was very a lot on Roy to self-refer himself if he had issues.”
The coroner questioned whether or not Mr Curtis was “somebody who was going to stay excessive threat, notably if his rights to advantages had been both withdrawn or questioned sooner or later.”
Mr Osborne stated: “Quite than undergo that course of once more, he would like to die.”
Fuad (corr) Habayeb, Mr Curtis’ father and a chartered engineer who had lived in Dubai along with his son from 2005 to 2009, joined the inquest electonically by way of Microsoft Groups .
Mr Habayeb blasted his son’s GP saying: “You may have saved his life, you might have saved this younger man! I hope you possibly can stay along with your conscience.”
After the coroner tried to intervene, Mr Habayeb added: “I’m sorry, I can’t be calm identical to anybody else. For him [the GP] it’s simply one other day, one other man.”
The inquest, anticipated to final two days, continues.
A safeguarding adults evaluate has now been carried out by advantages businesses in Milton KeynesCredit score: Hyde Information & Photos Ltd