Woman with serious peanut allergy dies after suffering an anaphylactic shock at West London restaurant four years ago

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor

A woman with a serious peanut allergy has died after suffering an anaphylactic shock at a restaurant in West London four years ago

ITV News reports that the 24-year-old student from Ealing, Tania Kaur Khasriya, never regained consciousness after the incident, which saw her moved from Ealing Hospital to receive specialised care at The Chalfont Lodge Nursing Centre in Buckinghamshire.

After her palliative care was removed in early April, Tania passed away on April 27, 2022.

West London Coroners Court heard coroner Lydia Brown's opening statement, stating that since having an anaphylactic shock to eating a peanut in a restaurant in July 2018, Tania "suffered a disorder of consciousness."

The student's cause of death has been listed as the result of persistent disorder of consciousness; hypoxic brain injury and anaphylaxis due to peanut allergy.

The coroner said the inquiry, which will examine reports from the care home and Ambulance who dealt with the original shock, was "complex," thus adjourning the inquest to a further date.

It is thought that around 2 percent of children in the UK are affected by peanut allergies. 

As of October 2021, Natasha's law requires that all food retailers display full ingredients and presence of any of the 14 major allergens on food items made on the premises and pre-packed for direct sale. The legislation came into force after the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse in 2016, who ate a baguette containing sesame despite a severe allergy.

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Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor 12th May 2022

Woman with serious peanut allergy dies after suffering an anaphylactic shock at West London restaurant four years ago