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Hospital staff testify at Quebec coroner’s inquiry into Joyce Echaquan’s death – Montreal

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Medical employees from a Quebec hospital the place Joyce Echaquan died final September are testifying Monday on the coroner’s inquest investigating her demise.

The 37-year-old Atikamekw mom of seven filmed herself on the hospital in Joliette, Que., northeast of Montreal, as feminine employees had been heard insulting and mocking her not lengthy earlier than she died.

The video of her searching for assist and being ridiculed circulated broadly on social media and prompted widespread indignation throughout the nation.

READ MORE: Family of Joyce Echaquan takes the stand on Day 2 of coroner’s inquest

Echaquan was transported to hospital from Manawan, Que., on Sept. 26, with extreme abdomen ache, and he or she handed away two days later.

Coroner Géhane Kamel is presiding over the general public hearings which can be going down in Trois-Rivières, Que., and which can be scheduled to run till June 2. The inquiry heard from Echaquan’s household final week.

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A coroner’s inquest doesn’t rule on legal responsibility however quite appears on the causes and circumstances of a demise and comes up with suggestions to keep away from comparable occurrences.

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Coroner’s inquest begins into Joyce Echaquan’s demise

Coroner’s inquest begins into Joyce Echaquan’s demise

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