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Monday, February 13, 2012

Portion of wrongful death lawsuit settled

Winnipeg Health Region makes payment to family of Brian Sinclair

A cheque for $110,000 was issued to the family of Brian Sinclair earlier this month to settle a portion of the lawsuit that dealt directly with the family's claim for loss of care, guidance and companionship for his wrongful death. After receiving the financial settlement, lawyers for the family filed a Notice of Discontinuance for that part of the lawsuit which the family has filed against the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, a number of its staff and the Manitoba Government.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has consistently acknowledged the role it played in the death of Brian Sinclair. He was a patient who came to the Health Sciences Centre seeking help which the hospital failed to provide. His death was preventable. As soon as they were able to contact his next-of-kin, representatives of the hospital immediately apologized to them.

The motion in court today is to strike out a number of the remaining portions of the lawsuit which the WRHA maintains are not legally sustainable.

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