January 21, 2016 11:40 pm
Updated: January 22, 2016 12:36 pm

Senior dies less than 24 hours after being released from St. Mary’s hospital

WATCH ABOVE: 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. Global's Elysia Bryan-Baynes reports.

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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.

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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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