A RUGELEY pensioner in her 90s who fell after insisting she help with cleaning - even though she was supposed to be recuperating - died accidentally, a coroner has ruled.
Emily Evans, 93, under went a carotid artery repair eight weeks before her death.
Her son collected her from her Albany Drive home on June 29 and took her to his home in Great Haywood to look after her, an inquest in Cannock heard last week.
But she wanted to keep busy so he gave her a duster. Sadly she tripped on a step between the conservatory and lounge and bumped her head.
Her son called paramedics and when they arrived Mrs Evans was able to walk. But by the time they reached Stafford Hospital she was in a coma and a CT scan showed she had suffered a haemorrhage but was not well enough for surgery. She died on July 5.
Staffordshire South assistant coroner Margaret Jones recorded a verdict of accidental death. The cause was given as subdural haemorrhage, the fall and multi-organ failure.