The family of a “kind-hearted” family man have spoken of their anger at his death in hospital.
Roger Neep, 60, of Parker Way, Halstead, was due to undergo surgery for a tendon in his thumb at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford in September last year, but he had an alergic reaction to the general anaesthetic.
He went into anaphylactic shock, suffering a cardiac arrest and died two days later.
His eldest son, Danny, 31, a lorry driver who currently lives in Wickford, said: “The whole family is quite upset about what happened.
“People nowadays should not die from having a simple operation like this."
A spokesman from Broomfield Hospital said: "The Trust wishes again to pass on its sincere condolences to the family of Mr Neep who very sadly died in September last year.
"However, this matter is still under active investigation by and on behalf of the Essex Coroner and it would not be appropriate for the Trust to comment further until the conclusion of the inquest by HM Coroner."
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