THE family of a man who died of coronavirus after being moved from hospital to care home are SUING the Scottish Government,
In what is believed to be the first legal case of its kind, loved ones of Rodger Laing, 80, are set to sue ministers over their bed-clearance policy.
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Lawyers acting for his family say health secretary Jeane Freeman and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon could be called to explain why he was put at risk.
Mr Laing’s family had taken out a guardianship order, but say this was ignored when health chiefs decided to move him.
However, they believe ministers, not doctors, were responsible for driving the bed-clearance policy which led to his discharge.
Their lawyer, Patrick McGuire, senior partner at Thompsons law firm, said: “As emergency measures were bought…