Doctor’s receptionist complained of toothache before killing herself

Doctor's receptionist complained of toothache before killing herself
Janette Warburton (Picture: Cavendish)

A doctor’s receptionist who complained of toothache for a year killed herself by jumping from a multi-storey car park, a coroner ruled.

Janette Warburton could take no more of the constant pain and jumped 15m (50ft), an inquest heard.

The 58-year-old was believed to be suffering from a cracked filling and was due to have an extraction on the day of her death on March 29.

But she told her husband, David, she ‘didn’t feel up to it’ and, as he went to the clinic, she jumped from a car park. Mrs Warburton, from Blackpool, told a parking warden who tried to stop her: ‘I am going.’

The inquest heard the mother of two suffered depression and severe anxiety as a result of the pain in her tooth, which spread to her temple.

She was admitted to two hospitals and sent a string of text messages to her husband, one reading: ‘The pain is unbearable.’

Mr Warburton said: ‘I was telling doctors how she felt – about the pain, the sleeping and the anxiety because of it. They said, “Go and see mental health.” Why was that the first thing they offered her? Janette rightly said to me, “I am not mental’’.’

Recording a verdict of suicide, Blackpool and Fylde coroner Alan Wilson said there was no evidence of any ‘gross failing’ in her care.

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