COVID patients move to Texas after Minnesota doctors decide to unplug on ventilators

A Minnesota woman whose husband almost died of COVID has appealed to a court to force his hospital to halt a man’s plan to pull the plug on a ventilator.

Scott Quiner, 55, a presumed unvaccinated man who has been battling COVID in the ICU of Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids since November, was set to be turned off his ventilator on May 13. 1, according to an application filed with the court one day before the deadline. his wife, Anne Quiner.

Quiner said the hospital’s decision would “end my husband’s life” and appealed to the Anoka District Court for an injunction against the hospital. “Without an Order from the court,” she wrote in the petition, “my husband will die.”

On January 13, a district court judge ordered Mercy Hospital not to turn off Quiner’s ventilator.

On Monday morning, Marjorie Holsten, an attorney representing Quiner’s wife, told Star Tribune Quiner has now been transferred to a hospital in Texas.

“The doctor said Scott was the most malnourished patient he had ever seen,” Holsten told the magazine.

Holsten did not name the hospital in Texas. Neither she nor Anne Quiner responded to requests for comment.

Allina Health, who runs Mercy Hospital, said in a statement to Star Tribune So grateful that the family found another care facility for Quiner. “We continue to wish them all the best,” the statement read.

Allina Health did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

According to a screenshot of Quiner’s chart contained in his wife’s court filings, staff at the hospital noted on January 12 that Quiner’s “plan of care” called for an end to support. mechanical ventilation on January 13. “Family will be able to be at the bedside,” the chart reads.

In a petition following the court order suspending that plan, lawyers for Mercy Hospital said Quiner’s medical care and treatment was “based on the best available science and medical authority available.” Yes.”

However, in the petition, Quiner’s wife says she “vehemently” disagrees with Mercy Hospital’s doctors.

In a recent interview with FOX9Holsten, the family’s attorney, welcomed the ruling. “I don’t think the judge wants to be wrong to say, ‘Well, of course you can unplug,’ she said.

“I think the whole world is watching what’s going on with Scott, and as he gets better and better we’ll see that, you know, there are protocols that should be used that hospitals have do not use,” Holsten said socket. “I hope that changes will be made due to this case.”

Quiner’s care has garnered national attention, and his family has raised more than $70,000 worldwide. GoFundMe and GiveSendGo. COVID patients move to Texas after Minnesota doctors decide to unplug on ventilators


ClareFora is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. ClareFora joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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