Race a factor in negligent care that led to Indigenous woman’s death at Winnipeg hospital, lawsuit alleges – CBC

Apr 19, 2024

Nurse put wrist restraints on 68-year-old hours before she died in April 2022, according to lawsuit

The daughter of a 68-year-old Indigenous woman who died at Winnipeg’s Grace Hospital in 2022 alleges her mother’s race played a role in negligent medical care that caused her death.

Kelly Medwick, the daughter of Jean Kemash, is suing the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, the Grace Hospital, two doctors and two nurses after her mother died at the hospital on April 19, 2022, according to a statement of claim filed Monday at the Manitoba Court of King’s Bench.

The lawsuit identifies Kemash, 68, as Indigenous, and alleges her Indigeneity “was part of the chain of negligent acts and misconduct” by the doctors, nurses, the health authority and Grace Hospital that caused her death.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/unconscious-bias-grace-hospital-lawsuit-winnipeg-1.7177486

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