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US Minnesota COVID patient transferred to a Texas hospital dies

11:57  24 january  2022
11:57  24 january  2022 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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A 55-year-old Minnesota man, who was transferred to a Texas hospital earlier this month, after a judge blocked a local hospital from taking him off a ventilator, died on Saturday, at a hospital in Houston, a family attorney has confirmed to ABC News.

"On behalf of the family of Scott Quiner, I would like to thank the public for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. The family now requests privacy as they grieve the loss of their beloved husband and father," Marjorie J. Holsten, the Quiner’s family attorney, told ABC News on Sunday.

Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn., is pictured in an Aug. 2021 image taken from Google Maps Street View. © Google Maps Street View Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn., is pictured in an Aug. 2021 image taken from Google Maps Street View.

Eleven days ago, Scott Quiner's wife, Anne, was granted a temporary restraining order against Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, preventing the hospital from taking her husband off a ventilator, after healthcare providers advised her that they “intend[ed] to take actions on Thursday, January 13, 2022, that [would] end [her] husband’s life.”

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Representatives from Allina Health, which operates Mercy Hospital, told ABC News on Sunday that they are saddened to hear about Quiner's death.

"We are saddened to hear about the passing of Scott Quiner and our deepest condolences go out to family, friends and loved ones. His passing marks yet another very sad moment as collectively we continue to face the devastating effects of the pandemic," a representative said.

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Previously, an Allina Health representative told ABC News that they had "great confidence" in their team's work.

The family attorney told ABC News last week that legal action against the hospital had "not been ruled out."

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