Pinoy nurse widower fights deportation in UK
Britain is deporting the Filipino husband of a nurse who died in 2004 in what was believed to be a case of medical malpractice.
Arnel Cabrera, 38, was given until the end of February to pack his things and return to the Philippines upon completion of the inquest proceedings on the case involving the death of his wife, Mayra, 30.
Arnel is currently appealing to the Home Office to allow him to stay in England and raise his three-year-old son, Zachary. He is facing deportation because his visa was dependent on his wife working.
Mayra died shortly after giving birth to Zac on May 11, 2004 after an epidural anaesthetic was wrongly injected into her arm during childbirth rather than into the space of her spinal cord. The incident happened at Great Western Hospital, Swindon, Wiltshire where she was working as a theatre nurse since moving to Britain in 2002.
Arnel was initially told by doctors that his wife died from a rare amniotic fluid embolism. Later, he learned that she died because the drug Bupivacaine was wrongly administered.