Laval doctor convicted for patient dying after hospital discharge

A doctor in Laval has been convicted on criminal charges following the death of a patient who had been discharged from hospital. 

The Court's verdict is the first of its kind in Canada.

At the Cité-de-la-Santé Hospital in Laval back in 2012, Dr. Jérôme Dufour allowed a patient in respiratory distress to leave the hospital after she had gone into a bathroom and had a smoke. Reports say that the woman was found dead a few hours later. 

Doctor Dufour was convicted of an indictable offense and has been ordered to serve nine months of community service.