MONTREAL — The family of a woman who died in a Quebec ER this summer, after waiting for 13 hours to see a doctor, says it is considering a lawsuit.
A nurse found Francoise Parent, 67, in cardiac arrest at Pierre-Boucher Hospital in Longueuil, on Montreal's south shore, in July.
"I'm angry," daughter Rachel Lamontagne told QMI Agency. "Something was missed, it's ridiculous."
The mother had called an ambulance on the morning of July 12 complaining of pain. The hospital already had her lengthy medical history that included diabetes, chronic renal failure, anemia, high blood pressure and sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that causes back pain.
Her daughter came to the ER at 6:30 p.m. and Parent still had not seen a doctor. Parent felt weak during a trip to the bathroom around 8:30 p.m., says Lamontagne.
"She was white as a sheet."