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Family of Brian Sinclair appeals pay-disclosure ruling

Staff Writer, Brandon Sun, July 12, 2012

Sinclair, an aboriginal man who was wheelchair-bound, was found dead on Sept. 21, 2008, after he waited 34 hours in the Health Sciences Centre ER without being treated for a bladder infection that required a simple catheter change and antibiotics. His death made national headlines and raised concerns about the quality of ER care and the treatment of aboriginals in the health-care system. The Manitoba government has already boosted the amount it is prepared to pay the Sinclair family’s legal team.