Hospital Sued Over Patient Death
St. Joseph’s hospital in St Paul is being sued by the family of a 61 year-old man who died after falling off an operating table and struck his head. The suit alleges the hospital didn’t adequately secure Max Devries to the table. DeVries was scheduled for routine surgery following a stroke. He weighed more than 300 pounds.Shawn DeVries says his father’s death is a “tragedy” that could have been avoided. The hospital has declined comment, except to say it takes the situation very seriously.