FORMER Blackpool FC boss Colin Hendry says he hopes “lessons may be learned” as an inquest into the death of his wife Denise began today.
Mrs Hendry died in July 2009 after developing complications following surgery.
She was first taken seriously ill in 2002, when her bowel was perforated nine times during a botched liposuction procedure.
The family claimed for damages and recovered what was at the time the highest award ever in a cosmetic surgery case.
In 2009, Mrs Hendry was admitted to Manchester’s Hope Hospital, but developed complications after an operation and died.
Her inquest at Bolton Coroner’s Court is expected to last two days.
Mr Hendry said: “To lose Denise, after she had fought so bravely for the seven years after the first botched operation, has been devastating for my family and myself.
“I simply hope the inquest will shed light on the precise circumstances and cause of her death, so lessons may be learnt from any mistakes.”