Family of woman who died at Amherst ER suing Nova Scotia Health, physician – CTV

Feb. 23, 2023

The family of a 37-year-old woman who died after waiting hours for treatment at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst, N.S., on Dec. 31, 2022, is suing the province’s health authority in order to get answers into her death.

In a news release, law firm Valent Legal says a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the husband and children of Allison Holthoff.

According to the law firm, the lawsuit alleges that Nova Scotia Health was negligent in failing to meet the standard of care in operating the appropriate testing in a timely manner.

The lawsuit also names the attending emergency room physician as a defendant.

“The loss suffered by Allison’s family is unimaginable and seemingly would have been entirely avoidable had reasonable care been taken to what was an obviously life-threatening situation,” said Mike Dull, the family’s lawyer.

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