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The patient, Edith Isabel Rodriguez, was pronounced dead at 2:17 a.m., the victim of "inexcusable" indifference by staff at King-Harbor, county health officials later acknowledged.
Originally posted by DJMessiah
This reminds me of my visit to the ER last year, when I was in a car accident. I drove myself there and waited in the waiting room, and while sitting there, a guy across from me had blood squirting from his ear, from a fight. It just kept squirting on the floor, and he had to wait there while they found a room for him. He went in before me, but we were in the waiting room for a good 3-4 hours.
[edit on 14-6-2007 by DJMessiah]
Dr. Roger Peeks, the hospital's chief medical officer, was placed on "ordered absence" Monday and replaced on an interim basis....
A security camera may have recorded the scene but the tape was not being made public because of state laws on patient privacy.....
....the hospital violated requirements to medically screen the woman. The person who failed to arrange the examination resigned......
Originally posted by AndrewTB
Was she illegal or not?
IMO if legal the doctors and nurses should be prosecuted.
But I don't think anyone should pay legally or financially for someone that came into this country illegally. Sounds hard but they shouldn't be here in the first place.