Senior dies less than 24 hours after being released from St. Mary’s hospital
CÔTE SAINT-LUC – A Côte Saint-Luc family is looking for answers after their father was found dead less than 24 hours after being sent home by doctors at St. Mary’s Hospital.
On Jan. 11, 81-year-old George Litman’s family took him to the hospital because he was complaining of chest pain.
“They did tests and a cardiologist did a scan and said ‘you’re OK to go home,’ but he still had the pain,” Maynard Litman, George’s son, told Global News at the family home Thursday night.
The hospital reportedly told the family that Litman needed to come back for a stress test in a week.
Litman’s daughter found him on the floor of his home the next day.
“The doctor from Urgences-Santé said that he died of a heart attack,” Litman said.
The family is still in shock.
“Outside of the grief, there’s a lot of anger, a lot of questions,” said Joshua Waisgrus, Litman’s grandson.
Maynard Litman wants to know why his father was sent home when he was still in pain.
“If an 81-year-old comes in with chest pains and you send him home, that’s not proper care,” he told Global News.
Litman’s family hired a lawyer and are pushing the hospital for answers.
The hospital responded to Global News’ request for comment with the following: “as you know, we can not comment on a particular case. Moreover, the death of a patient could be due to a lot of different factors.”
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