Sunday 19 November 2017

Polish man was under nourished

A Polish man died from sudden adult death syndrome Wexford Coroner's Court heard last week.

During the inquest into the death of 38-year-old Arkadiusz Rafel Kaminski of 98 North Main Street, the court heard the deposition of his friend Andrzej Matszewski who said that he knew Mr Kaminski for seven years and had formally identified the body.

Garda Barry Hennessy said that he found Mr Kaminski slumped in the corner of a room at 98 North Main Street on May 26, 2015. He had a small cut to his head and appeared to have been in that position for some time.

Pathologist Dr Fergus McSweeney said that he found a number of bruises on Mr Kaminski's body and a small abrasion on his scalp. He had no defensive marks on his arms.

On internal examination he found that Mr Kaminski's bones were very brittle which suggested an element of osteoporosis, leading to the conclusion he may have been under-nourished.

He may also have suffered from some liver dysfunction. There was no alcohol in his system.

Dr McSweeney said the cause of death was sudden unexplained adult death.

County Coroner Dr Sean Nixon said that Mr Kaminski lived in fairly poor circumstances and his nourishment may have been poor and as a result he may have been more vulnerable to cardiac arrest. Dr McSweeeey said osteoporosis in a man of Mr Kaminsi's age is very unusual.

He recommended that the jury return a verdict of natural causes which they did. Sympathy was extended to Mr Kaminski's family who live in Poland.

Wexford People

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