Yukon inquest hears from doctors who treated Cynthia Blackjack – CBC

Doctors pressed on whether Blackjack should have been treated for acetaminophen overdose

Jan 29, 2020

Two doctors who treated Cynthia Blackjack on the day she died say it did not make sense to administer an antidote for acetaminophen poisoning, despite Blackjack’s history of alcoholism.

Lucille Stuart and Jake Morash both gave evidence in Whitehorse on Tuesday, at a coroner’s inquest into Blackjack’s death.

Stuart was at the Carmacks health centre for a regular clinic day on November 7, 2013, while Morash was the doctor aboard the medevac flight that was dispatched to bring Blackjack to Whitehorse.

At the inquest, lawyers for the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation and the Council of Yukon First Nations both pressed the doctors on whether they should have administered acetylcysteine or NAC, which is used to treat acetaminophen overdoses.

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