Statement regarding the inquest of Tania Kaur Khasriya

Statement regarding the inquest of Tania Kaur Khasriya

  • 28 April 2023
  • News

Acting senior coroner Lydia Brown has ended the inquest into the death of 24-year-old Tania Kaur Khasriya who tragically died on 27th April 2022 following the withdrawal of palliative care. Tania had never recovered consciousness since suffering anaphylaxis in July 2018 when she was just 18 years old.

The inquest, held remotely at West London Coroner’s Court on 26th April 2023 concluded that ‘Tania had a catastrophic collapse at the wedding banquet of her brother in July 2018. On the balance of probabilities, this was in fact an anaphylactic response to a dish with nuts. It had not been possible to establish exactly what she ate, but due to the severity of her response, this was indeed an anaphylactic response to her exposure. This was clearly an unwanted and unexpected outcome to what was meant to have been the most joyous of occasions. It is a terrible loss to her family.’

Anaphylaxis UK would like to extend our deepest condolences to Tania’s family during this incredibly difficult time.

Anaphylaxis UK would like to re-enforce the following advice:

Adrenaline auto-injectors

• Always carry two adrenaline auto-injectors with you at all times.

• Ensure you have registered the expiry date of your devices on the relevant manufacturers websites to give you ample warning when a new prescription is required.

• Ensure you gain a replacement device prior to disposing of any out-of-date devices.

What to do if you suspect anaphylaxis

  • Stay where you are. Lie down with your legs raised if you can. 
  • Use one of your adrenaline auto-injectors (AAI) without delay.  
  • Call 999 or ask someone else to do this for you.   
  • Ask for an ambulance and say this an emergency case of anaphylaxis (anna-fill-axis).  
  • Note the time you used your AAI and use your second AAI after five minutes if you get worse or there’s been no improvement.  
  • Whilst you are waiting for the ambulance, stay where you are and do not stand up, or sit in a chair, even if you are feeling better.  

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