That kind of treatment is pretty much reserved for the poor, especially the non white poor, especially the indigenous poor.
As reported in the Winnipeg Free Press, Brian Sinclair, an aboriginal man who used a wheelchair, was found dead on Sept. 21, 2008, after he waited 34 hours in the HSC emergency room without being treated for a bladder infection, a condition that required a simple catheter change and antibiotics.
|Brian Sinclair back when he was alive|
Guess what? No inquest has been held.
This week the Sinclair family filed1.6 million lawsuit was filed this week in Court of Queen's Bench.
Of course, even if they win, Brian remains dead and those being sued, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, WRHA vice president Brock Wright, the government of Manitoba and 13 individuals go on with their lives.
"Winning," by the way, won't come easy since
Justice Minister Andrew Swan has capped the amount Sinclair's family will get for legal fees before and during the upcoming inquest at $110,000.
That ain't much in a case like this.
What would Crazy Horse do?
The following is from CBC News.
Waiting-room death prompts family to sue
'The kind of treatment that Brian Sinclair received at the HSC [Health Sciences Centre] was cruel and discriminatory.'—Statement of claim
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