Manitoba says it's not to blame in ER wait death
Government files defence in lawsuit filed by Brian Sinclair's family
The province of Manitoba says it's not responsible for the death of a man who languished 34 hours in a Winnipeg hospital's emergency room.
Court documents have been filed with the government's defence against a lawsuit filed by the family of Brian Sinclair.
Sinclair's relatives allege the province allowed the ER to operate even though it constituted a "public nuisance" and was "injurious to public health."
Lawyers for the province say the lawsuit is making "bald allegations" without any evidence to back them up.
Sinclair — a 45-year-old double amputee — died of a preventable bladder infection more than three years ago at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre.