Daughter of woman who died after sitting in chair for a year avoids jail

Daughter of woman who died after sitting in chair for a year avoids jail
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The negligent daughter of an elderly woman who died after sitting in a chair for a year has avoided jail.

Medical experts believe Doreen Shufflebotham, 86, would have suffered "terrible pain" before her 2016 death by sitting in the chair in Stafford, UK.

It's likely her stationary position exacerbated her health issues and existing injuries.

Linda Farr, 68, admitted gross negligence manslaughter of her mother in the Stafford Crown Court this week.

Farr was handed a 20-month jail term, suspended for two years. It means she will only serve the sentence if she commits another offence within that two-year period.

"This was a very traumatic experience for our investigating officers and I would like to praise their professionalism in the face of horrific injuries and conditions," Detective Inspector Dan Ison said in a statement. 

"I hope this raises awareness to others that appropriate medical advice should always be sought, especially if an elderly person is involved."

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