UK teen died on NYC trip after teachers ignored her illness: parents

A 17-year-old British woman died from sepsis throughout a faculty trip to the Big Apple – after her “history fanatic” teachers allegedly ignored her pleas to see a physician and disrupt the trip.

Ana Uglow, a pupil at Bristol Grammar School, was pronounced useless at Mount Sinai West hospital in December 2019 whereas on the US tour, which included stops in DC and Philly, an inquest heard, in response to the Bristol Post.

The teen’s parents informed Avon Coroner’s Court on Monday that Ana needed to see a physician for what she thought was a chest an infection, however that her teachers “refused” two days earlier than she died.

Ana had been out of college with cold-like signs for 2 days earlier than her trip however felt higher and left for Washington on Dec. 14.

Her prognosis then rapidly deteriorated.

“Ana said that she was worried she had a chest infection, that she felt much worse and had a fever and a cough,” Ana’s mom Natalia Uglow informed the inquest.

“She said that the teachers had really annoyed her as she was out of breath and exhausted and could not keep up with their walking but that they just ignored her and carried on,” she continued.

Ana's parents David and Natalia Uglow seen outside Avon Coroners Court, Flax Burton, Bristol, on May 11, 2021.
Ana’s parents David and Natalia Uglow seen exterior Avon Coroners Court, Flax Burton, Bristol, on May 11, 2021.

“She said that they were ‘real history fanatics and all they cared about is chasing those sites and were very excited about them.”

However, a trainer informed the inquest that Ana had solely complained of fatigue and a blocked nostril, including that she had circuitously requested to be checked by a physician, the Bristol Post reported.

The chief medical expert dominated the reason for demise as bronchopneumonia and sepsis complicating an influenza higher respiratory an infection, in response to the report.

On Dec. 16, Ana “described that she had no energy to walk” and had requested to stay on the resort whereas the group visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the inquest heard.

Ana Uglow told her teachers she was not feeling well, but they reportedly refused to give her medical attention.
Ana Uglow informed her teachers she was not feeling effectively, however they reportedly refused to present her medical consideration.
Uglow Family / Royds Withy King

The following day, Ana referred to as her mom a number of occasions throughout the group’s practice experience to Philadelphia, the outlet mentioned.

“I was concerned about her and said to Ana to speak to the teachers and ask them to see a doctor and phone me back. I told her to exaggerate her symptoms if necessary to get the result and say that her parents were concerned,” Natalia mentioned.

“I also offered to speak to them myself. I believe Ana spoke to Mr. (Rory) Hambly as she reported back that Mr. Hambly had told her that she would have had a higher temperature if she had a chest infection and advised her to take paracetamol,” she continued, referring to a ache reliever like Tylenol.

“I was also told he had also suggested that they go to a pharmacist in Philadelphia to get some stronger drugs and that if she felt worse in New York they would take her to a doctor.”

Later that day, Ana texted her mother that she was feeling “a bit better”.

“She was concerned, she was worried and to my dying day I will never forgive myself for not following through my request for her to see a doctor and not phoning the teachers myself and putting pressure on them,” her distraught mom mentioned.

On Dec. 18, Ana informed her mom that her teachers had “forced her to go on a walking tour as they could not leave her alone.”

Ana Uglow's condition rapidly worsened during her school trip to NYC.
Ana Uglow’s situation quickly worsened throughout her college trip to NYC.
Paul Martinka

The following day, the household obtained phrase from the college’s headteacher that Ana was hospitalized in vital situation.

“I was very furious with those teachers who neglected Ana’s request to see a doctor on Tuesday morning and after she had been sick overnight. Nothing was done to save her life,” Natalia mentioned.

Hambly testified that Ana had complained of fatigue and having a blocked nostril days earlier than she died.

On the practice, she requested “about if she was feeling worse in New York what would the situation be about getting to a doctor” however didn’t particularly ask to see one, mentioned Hambly, who additionally suggested Ana to purchase a decongestant and cough syrup in a New York City pharmacy, the Bristol Post reported.

He mentioned the coed had a “coughing fit” and “lent over a bin and retched” on the Empire State Building.

“Not even in my wildest dreams could I have imagined what the next few minutes were going to bring,” Hambly mentioned.

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