Before it was discovered, a dead woman’s body had festered in her home for about six weeks. The late woman was from East London and her relatives blamed the health professionals, calling their mistakes “appalling”. Her treatment was also criticized by her family, who also blamed the psychiatrist for not seeing her for nearly two years before her death.
Sophia Yuferev, a 37-year-old artist with paranoid schizophrenia, was found “severely decomposed” during a social security check at her home in Hornchurch, East London on November 16, 2016. Maria Mashiah and Yulia Tlili, two of her relatives, expressed their horror at Sophia’s treatment and insisted she might have been spared. Mashiah told Coroner’s Court in East London: “She just fell through the opening. It was appalling that the doctor didn’t see her in person for two years.” Tlili continued, “We could have helped her or tried to save her. Let them see a person, not just a number.” Sophia Stockdale has struggled with depression since she was 17, according to her mother, Maria Stockdale.
It was also announced that Sophia had become estranged from her mother and that the financial support she had received had been discontinued after their last encounter. Her inability to take care of herself was revealed by her relatives. Additionally, they showed that “she wasn’t responsible for herself to take care of herself.” It turned out that Sophia had tried to escape several times and once went to her father in Siberia. She attempted other escapes to Heathrow and the surrounding woods due to her ongoing delusions caused by the paranoid schizophrenia that forced her to fly to Israel.
What led to Sophia Yuferev’s critical complaints?
dr Gupta, a psychiatrist, admits he has not seen Sophia since November 2019 on Friday, July 22. According to the official account of Sophia’s death, the staff on duty were more likely to be responsible for her death. The report detailed a series of incidents that led to Sophia’s disappearance and being without a care coordinator for over ten weeks.
According to Irvine Muronzi, deputy director of NELFT (North East London NHS Foundation Trust), family members often relied on agency staff who “didn’t understand our systems”. He explained: “The police might have been able to intervene earlier and we should have called them earlier. In that situation there would have been an earlier police involvement I believe.” He went on to explain that Covid was to blame for the agency’s understaffing, adding: “We went through a difficult moment and we were struggling with staffing to keep our services like that perform as we would.”
What condition was Sophia in when the police discovered her?
coroner dr. Shirley Radcliffe provided an explanation for Sophia Yuferev’s appalling condition, claiming that a buildup of acids in her blood was responsible for the unfathomable loss. However, this was taken as a conclusion as the pathologist could not identify a specific reason for her death. Clarifying that Sophia was powerless to battle “rapid weight loss, an illness or diabetes,” she added, “We couldn’t give the family the answers they were looking for. It is impossible to say whether the outcome would have been different if there had been an earlier follow-up as to their presence.”
Police discovered Sophia Yuferev dead and dismembered about six weeks after her death. She has struggled with depression since she was 17.
Sadly, Sophia was spotted by her brand new care coordinator, who made two in-person visits. The care coordinator called and, after receiving no response or update, informed the police, who later that day discovered the decomposing body and were greeted at the scene with a horrifying odor. The artist was found dead on the spot, lying on her back and wearing a white nightgown. She has not received Personal Independence Payments since February 2021, the court was told. Although Sophia had a reputation for abstaining from alcohol, toxicological analysis showed alcohol levels consistent with decomposition.