Scarlett Milligan instructed in inquest into death of teenager who died whilst detained in a mental health intensive care unit

Scarlett Milligan, member off 39 Essex Chambers, has been instructed by Irwin Mitchell in the inquest of the death of a teenager, Cariss Stone, who died after spending five months on a psychiatric intensive care unit. Scarlett along with Alexander Terry, expert in public law and human rights lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, are acting on behalf of Cariss’s mother and brother. 
The inquest comes after Carris was found unresponsive in the bathroom of her room, having been detained on the intensive care unit for several months. She died on 11 August 2019, two days after the decision by doctors to withdraw life-sustaining treatment was made. This was her third period of mandated detention since January 2019 and her seventh overall. 
The inquest into Carris’ death started on 2nd April at Wells Town hall in Wells, Somerset. It is expected to last until 11 April. 
To find out more about the inquest please click here.