A representative of the State of Colorado made a fatal error that caused Sam Pérez-Wright's brain to herniate, resulting in negligent homicide by anoxic brain injury.
The defense of UC health by the Attorney General is justified by the fact that they are a “state” institution. When the healthcare providers at one government-owned hospital system are designated as government representatives, their actions and lack of actions therefore reflect directly on the state. As we see in Sam’s case, in healthcare, lack of action… or action…can harm, disable, and kill. Therefore, this law essentially makes the state of Colorado liable for deaths caused by individual doctors and nurses.
To protect themselves from the harm caused by their representatives at UC Health, the State of Colorado protected itself from financial liability by passing a law in its own defense. The conflict of interest, corruption, and inequity is glaring. No other hospital or individual bedside provider in Colorado is protected as a direct representative of the state… even though the job, the oath, the duty and the responsibility is the same: first to Do No Harm.