Death of student who suffered fatal allergic reaction to burger result of ‘misadventure'

17 January 2018 by
Death of student who suffered fatal allergic reaction to burger result of ‘misadventure'

An inquest into the death of 18-year-old Shahida Shahid from Worsley, Salford, who suffered a severe allergic reaction after eating a chicken burger, has returned a conclusion of "misadventure".

Shahid who had allergies to dairy, nuts and shellfish, died after eating a chicken burger, which had been marinated in buttermilk, at Almost Famous in Manchester on 9 January 2015.

After the meal Shahid suffered an allergic reaction and died three days later in hospital.

The jury at the inquest, held at Manchester Coroner's Court, gave a conclusion of "misadventure". It also found that a "lack of communication" between a barman and chef at the restaurant contributed to the student's death by "leading Shahida to believe she could safely eat the meal".

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