MS sufferer's death naturalBy Laura Herbert
May 16, 2012
A multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferer is thought to have collapsed and died following an epileptic fit in her home, an inquest heard.
A coroner’s court sitting at Windsor Guildhall heard that Alison Potts was found lying face down at her home in Fairwater Drive, Woodley, on December 12 last year.
The inquest, on May 10, heard Miss Potts, 45, had been tested for seizures but no diagnosis had yet been given.
Pathologist Dr Marek Pitera investigated the death as it was thought Miss Potts may have died from progressive multifocal leukoence-phalopathy (PML) caused by her medication natalizumab.
The coroner heard no evidence that PML was found, and Miss Potts’ cause of death was given as sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy, contributed to by diagnosed MS and positional asphyxia.
Berkshire coroner Peter Bedford recorded a verdict of natural death.