A SECOND inquest into the death of John Moore-Robinson, who was seen and discharged by Stafford Hospital doctors just hours befor he died, has been opened and adjourned.
The fresh hearing has been scheduled because new evidence has come to light into the 20-year-old’s death.
The telecommunications worker died of a ruptured spleen sustained when he came off his mountain bike in Cannock Chase.
The problem was not spotted at Stafford Hospital and he was sent home to Leicestershire with painkillers.
He died less than 24 hours later.
His dad Frank Robinson has been battling for six years to get a new hearing because a report by Stafford Hospital consultant Ivan Phair, which said Mr Moore-Robinson’s care had probably been negligent and his death avoidable, was never presented at the first inquest.
The hospital’s then head of legal services Kate Levy wrote to Mr Phair asking him to erase his comments and was later sacked but a tribunal found she had been wrongfully and unfairly dismissed.
The second inquest opened on Monday and was adjourned with a date to be fixed.
Mr Robinson said: “I think it will be a while before we hear anything now, it might even be next year.
"We are not holding our breath but we are happy now it’s on its way.
“As long as we get all the evidence before a different coroner and get a full investigation that’s what we are aiming for.”
South Staffordshire coroner Andrew Haigh said: “It was agreed there should be a fresh inquest because further evidence came to light which was not available at the original hearing.”