Son of Holy Family Hospital patient who died wants Steward Health Care System of Boston investigated by Feds
2012-11-13 06:38:01 -
The son of Helen Marie Bousquet, who passed away on October 5th, has made it
clear to federal investigators that he wants The Holy Family Hospital and
Steward Health Care System investigated "to the full extent of the law."
Bousquet passed away when she went into cardiac arrest without anyone in the
hospital knowing about it, as she was placed in an unmonitored recovery room
following knee replacement surgery...despite their knowing she suffered from a
heart condition, sleep apnea, was fifty pounds overweight due to her inability
to walk on her knee, while dosed out on morphine. She'd also been throwing up
"The people at Holy Family Hospital apparently need an explosion in the room to
occur before realizing they need to keep an eye on somebody," says her son,
"I blame myself for this happening. I trusted my mother when she said she
trusted her doctor's, and I was wrong to," says Evans. "I tried to get her to
to a Boston hospital, but she said I was pressuring her. Note to all adult
children of older parents...drag them to Boston if you have to. Handcuff them.
Do not make the mistake I did by allowing this to happen. Pressure your parents
if it takes tying them to you."
Evans has filed a criminally negligent homicide police report with Methuen
Police. Methuen Police and Essex County District Attorney John Dawley say they
will await Board of Medicine findings prior to taking any action.
"They have subpoena power, and it's my hope that they will use it," says Evans.
"They don't have to wait for me, but I'm certainly not going to wait for them
either," says Evans, who also filed complaints with the Department of Justice,
the Attorney General Martha Coakley, and the FBI.
"The protocol, in my opinion, is cold hard cash. No matter what happens in a
hospital, the hospital never loses. The cash register never stops. However, I do
hope they don't expect to make a dime off of what they did to my mother, because
that isn't going to happen," says Evans.
"This is not some mistake. My mother's life was taken. She went into that
hospital hoping to be able to do one thing she loved to do that her knee didn't
allow her to: go dancing again. Instead, I was spreading her ashes out to sea in
Hampton Beach. That's what dealing with Steward Health Care System's Holy Family
Hospital got my mother," says Evans.
"This isn't a case of a son being angry that his mother died and looking for
someone to blame. In this situation, there is someone to blame, and it's The
Holy Family Hospital and the protocols in place that apparently say you are
supposed to ignore a patients pre-existing conditions after a major surgery when
sticking them in a recovery room unmonitored. These people are imbeciles, in my
opinion. Total imbeciles," says Evans.
"These companies just look to attack the attacker. They take zero responsibility
and just try to justify whatever it is they do, as evident by what me, my
family, and my friends witnessed with our own eyes," he says. "There is simply
zero excuse, though they'll likely try to create them, to putting a woman in my
mother's condition in an unmonitored recovery room unless you just do not give a
damn. They could have billed my mother's insurance for the monitoring...but in
my opinion, there is simply more money to be made in the ICU than there is in
the recovery room. Otherwise, why would you possibly put a woman in my mother's
known pre-existing condition into an unmonitored room. Give me one reason. Their
lawyers will likely attempt to come up with a dozen, because that's what they
"They don't treat trauma, they cause it, in my opinion."
Steward Health Care System is owned by Cereberus Capital Management, a private
"What private equity company do you know of that seeks to do anything but make
money," says Evans. "This is all my opinion, and I have a right to it. My mother
died because The Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts weren't paying
attention to what they are supposed to be doing in a damn hospital. Treating
people, not acting like the patients are a pain in the ass, which my mother
called me the day she died to advise me."
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