Scott Quiner, man at center of ventilator battle, dies in Texas

Attorney Marjorie Holsten said Scott Quiner passed away Saturday morning at an undisclosed Texas hospital. 

Anne and Scott Quiner (courtesy photo)

A Minnesota man whose battle with Mercy Hospital received national attention has died in Texas, an attorney for the family confirmed with Alpha News.

Attorney Marjorie Holsten said Scott Quiner passed away Saturday morning at an undisclosed Texas hospital.

“On behalf of the family of Scott Quiner, I would like to thank the public for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time,” Holsten said in a statement. “The family now requests privacy while they grieve the loss of their beloved husband and father.”

Scott was hospitalized with COVID-19 in November and put on a ventilator at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. Doctors planned to remove Scott from his ventilator Jan. 13, but his wife, Anne, sued to prevent this from happening.

In court documents, Anne said the hospital planned “to take actions on Thursday January 13, 2022 that [would] end my husband’s life.”

“These actions include turning off his ventilator,” she said. “I have advised the doctors that I vehemently disagree with this action and do not want my husband’s ventilator turned off.”

With the help of Holsten and attorney Thomas Renz, she was granted a temporary restraining order that prevented the hospital from moving forward with its “care plan.”

Scott was transferred to a hospital in Texas that had agreed to provide some of the alternative treatments Anne requested. His new medical team found him to be “very malnourished” when he arrived, according to Holsten.

He was initially showing some signs of progress, Holsten previously told Alpha News.

A GoFundMe and a GiveSendGo have raised more than $180,000 for the Quiners.