Student, 18, ‘screamed in agony’ before dying of clot weeks after Covid vaccine

An 18-year-old student paramedic tragically died after she developed a blood clot two weeks after having the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Kasey Turner was admitted to Barnsley Hospital's A&E department after "screaming in pain" with the "worst headache" on September 23 last year.

Doctors ruled out a brain haemorrhage due to low platelet count, but she was actually suffering a cerebral venous thrombosis – a blood clot in the sinus cavity – later revealed to be caused by the vaccine.

Her inquest found doctors at Barnsley Hospital had "missed opportunities" to diagnose the fatal clot, reports YorkshireLive.

Kasey had received her dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine two weeks before her admission to hospital as part of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust's immunisation programme.

She was on a placement as a frontline worker and was offered her vaccine before it was rolled out to other 18 year olds.

Her inquest heard that she had suffered all of the "common" side effects of the vaccine and that these lasted for approximately 12 to 18 hours.

Two weeks later, Kasey was admitted to hospital, a CT scan was reported as "normal" and Kasey remained in hospital.

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Three days after her admission, Kasey was administered with a dose of platelets and her inquest heard that she began to rapidly deteriorate.

She began to suffer from fits and her inquest heard that she was "not responding to seizure control".

Kasey was intubated and put on a ventilator and then doctors performed another CT scan which showed that she was suffering from a cerebral venous thrombosis.

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It was decided that brain surgery would not be in Kasey's best interest as it could have left her with "significant brain damage".

The following day Kasey's condition had not improved. Sedative drugs were withdrawn so that doctors could assess her neurological state.

Kasey was found to be "brain stem dead" so mechanical ventilation was withdrawn and she died later that day.

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The court heard from Professor Michael Makris, a professor of haemostasis and thrombosis at the University of Sheffield, who told the inquest that a fatal condition associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine was discovered after Kasey's death.

He told the inquest that this condition, known as vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT), was a "key" element in her death.

In a statement read to the court, Kasey's mum, Donna, said: "I wish that the AstraZeneca vaccine was not offered to Kasey and that she'd waited until it was rolled out to 18-year-olds nationwide."

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She added: "She was definitely one of a kind and I will never meet anyone else quite like her.

"Losing Kasey so suddenly when she was healthy and just starting out on the pathway to her chosen career has absolutely broken me and our family. I never thought I would have to say goodbye to my 18 year old daughter in such sudden circumstances."

Concluding the inquest, Mrs Rawden said that there had been a "missed opportunity" to identify the cerebral venous thrombosis and that, had this been identified, it is likely that the medical management of Kasey would have changed.

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