MONTREAL — Two Montreal nurses have been suspended — for two and four weeks, respectively — for negligence almost four years after a woman died in childbirth from a perfectly treatable condition.Christine Sasseville died Aug. 14, 2008, at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital of a massive brain hemorrhage shortly after giving birth to her third child. An autopsy revealed that her hemorrhage was caused by hypertension (high blood pressure).The hospital accident report said Sasseville, 38 — who was a nurse herself — died because of medical error and that staff did not follow established protocol for her condition. Doctors underestimated the urgency of her illness, and nursing care that night was all but absent. Sasseville’s husband, Gondiel Ka, called suspensions “ridiculous” because they are too brief. Ka is suing the hospital and the two obstetricians who treated his wife, and seeking nearly $4 million. He said he is particularly upset that one doctor billed the Quebec health insurance board for treating his wife even though, he alleges, that doctor only reviewed his wife’s file and never saw her. http://www.canada.com/health/Montreal+nurses+suspended+over+woman+death+during+childbirth/6552777/story.html
The Quebec government itself now for decades is also too soft on crime and is wrongfully reluctant to punish any of the bad guys, even bad doctors and bad nurses too, cause they would likely have to start also with themselves.