Abi Franklin (played by Sally Carman) was looking forward to seeing her children for the last time before injuring herself in a freak accident on Coronation Street. The mechanic was rushed to hospital and broke down in tears when she realised her children had moved to Australia with their foster parents without saying goodbye. The recovering drug addict stole morphine from a drugs cabinet in hospital however medical negligence films Patient Claim Line have pointed out a huge blunder with the storyline.
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The mechanic was seen sobbing while clutching a card the twins had made for her.
A doctor noticed Abi was distressed but was called away to an emergency so was unable to check up on her.
When Abi spotted an unattended drugs trolley, she seized her opportunity to take something.
However, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Jennifer Smith, Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line explained why this shouldn’t have happened.
She said: “Coronation Street viewers were right to be shocked at this storyline, as this does appear to be deliberately far-fetched for the purpose of furthering the plot.”
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Coronation Street spoilers: Abi shouldn't have been able to access Morphine (Image: ITV)
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“It is very unlikely that a drug like morphine would be left unattended on a drugs trolley with other standard medications, for a number of reasons,” she continued.
“There are detailed NICE guidelines (2016) which set out a full review into the storage and administration of a controlled drug with reference to the applicable statute, including the Misuse of Drugs Act.
“Morphine is a class A controlled drug and therefore illegal to have in possession without a prescription.
“Hospitals have policies regarding the storage of controlled drugs, which