Sask. woman sues health authority, staff, over husband’s death

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The widow of a person who died in hospital final 12 months is arguing negligence by employees and the Saskatchewan Well being Authority (SHA) result in his loss of life.

Tom Thomas, 34, died of a coronary heart assault on the Battlefords Union Hospital on Feb. 15, 2021.

Thomas’s spouse, Merin George, is suing the physician and nurse who handled him and the SHA.

In an announcement of declare, George alleges the defendants “fell under a suitable customary of care.”

Not one of the allegations have been confirmed in courtroom.

George alleges the nurse, Jill McIntosh, didn’t: acquire Thomas’s medical historical past, correctly acknowledge Thomas as a cardiac affected person, triage Thomas to pressing care and start the essential interventions for a cardiac affected person.

The doc says Thomas examined constructive for COVID-19 on Feb. 5, 2021, however had an “uneventful sickness.”

Greater than every week later, on Feb. 15, 2021 — with simply hours remaining in his quarantine requirement — Thomas drove himself to the hospital with chest ache, nausea and numbness in his left fingers.

The assertion of declare alleges McIntosh took him to a closed room.

Dr. Frederik Engelbrecht discovered Thomas unresponsive with no pulse 40 minutes after he arrived on the hospital, in accordance with the doc.

George alleges Engelbrecht failed to look at Thomas in a well timed method or attempt to revive him.

She claims the SHA didn’t correctly prepare its emergency division staff and didn’t adequately employees the cardiac care unit.

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Thomas labored as a seamless care assistant on the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford.

His daughter was 18 months previous on the time of his loss of life.

George is in search of damages for medical prices, funeral bills, lack of dependency on earnings and grief counselling prices.

A monetary quantity has not been outlined.

An announcement of defence has not been filed as of Monday.

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