Family of Manitoba woman who died after aborted medical flight sues province – CTV

March 10, 2023

The family of a woman who died during the COVID-19 pandemic is suing the Manitoba government and health agencies, alleging that cuts to health care and improper medical decisions contributed to the death of Krystal Mousseau.

Mousseau died on May 25, 2021, after an aborted attempt to fly her from an intensive care unit in Brandon, Man., to a hospital in Ottawa. Manitoba sent dozens of intensive-care patients to other provinces that spring due to a shortage of beds as COVID-19 cases rose and hospitals struggled to deal with an influx of patients.

Mousseau’s mother, Elaine Mousseau, alleges that the government and Shared Health, the provincial body that co-ordinates many health services, failed to provide proper care.

“The government and Shared Health deprived Krystal or her right to life and security of the person by creating and implementing a critical health-care scheme that needlessly caused or contributed to her death,” reads the statement of claim filed by Elaine Mousseau’s lawyers this week in Court of King’s Bench.

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