By Andy Bloxham, telegraph.co.uk:
Mrs Bateman's suffering was worsened by a fall she suffered from a chair designed to assist her in 2007.
She was admitted to Dewsbury and District Hospital in October 2007, complaining of excruciating pain to her feet and legs but, in a statement read to the court, Mr Bateman claimed that "none of the medical staff believed the pain that she was experiencing", instead attributing it to a fibromyalgia flare up.
Mr Bateman said that, after she was discharged, she "continued to suffer excruciating pain. The pain had gotten worse all over her body. She was bed-ridden."
She needed help transferring to and from the bed from her husband and son and "felt dirty all the time" because she was unable to shower.
A post-mortem examination following her death showed that she had suffered a fracture to her pelvis.
The family have raised concerns that this could have occurred after her fall in June 2007 and should have been picked up by medical staff.