Expert tells Yukon inquest Cynthia Blackjack had acute liver failure – CBC

Robert Saunders says only way to treat Blackjack was through liver transplant

Jan 30, 2020

An expert who reviewed Cynthia Blackjack’s autopsy results and medical history says she had one of the most severe cases of liver damage he’s ever seen.

Robert Saunders is a coroner and medical consultant in British Columbia. He reviewed the autopsy performed on Blackjack’s body, as well as her medical history.

The coroner’s inquest into Blackjack’s 2013 death began earlier this week in Whitehorse. Testimony is expected to wrap up on Thursday.

Saunders told the inquest looking into Blackjack’s death the only possible treatment for her would have been a liver transplant.

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