Flesh-eating infection claims N.W.T. man’s leg after he was removed from hospital – CBC

May 10, 2024

Family says it’s an example of substandard health care for Indigenous people

According to his family, James Kochon went to the Stanton Territorial Hospital emergency room in Yellowknife on Tuesday last week complaining about leg pain.

Though it’s unclear what his diagnosis was at the time, he was told he could go home.

He refused to leave.

A photograph circulating online shows the 47-year-old lying in the Stanton emergency room in the fetal position.

CBC attempted to reach the person who took the photo but did not receive a response.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/flesh-eating-infection-claims-nwt-man-s-leg-after-he-was-removed-from-hospital-1.7198410

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