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Caught On Camera: Patient Dies Alone In E.R.

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posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 06:30 AM
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Originally posted by wolf241e
I'm shocked and appalled by the lack of respect shown here. As a single person myself, I probably would be at an ER alone as well. If I were not attended to correctly or even died, who would know?

The a sobering thought at 5 in the morning, huh?

I hope that her family is heavily compensated and more people are disciplined for this unbelievable event.



mmm, family compensated, not so sure about that, who knows if she even had a close family, why should the family, in that circumstance receive a bean




posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 06:45 AM
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Someone posted a link to this story on abc news and on the same site was another link about a woman dying in the er. People actually called 911 from the ER trying to get help. This woman was ignored and died in the ER without getting any help.

Here's the link to that story.

abcnews.go.com...

Unbelievable!



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 07:16 AM
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Well I think her family should get compensated...

IF... IF they had cared enough about her to have been there with her in the first place...

AGAIN... IF.. she has a family... Just speculation...

Semper



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 10:11 AM
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Unfortunately this sort of disgrace is not uncommon in Brooklyn. I escaped from that mad house many years ago and refuse to visit today, even though I still have many family members living there.

Very sad...



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 10:21 AM
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I believe that if the fed successfully moves to nationalize healthcare we will be seeing more of this kind of thing as waiting rooms will be jam packed with people who actually need medical care and others taking advantage of the system to get prescriptions for over the counter medication just so they don't have to pay for them.



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 11:57 AM
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Originally posted by sos37
I believe that if the fed successfully moves to nationalize healthcare we will be seeing more of this kind of thing as waiting rooms will be jam packed with people who actually need medical care and others taking advantage of the system to get prescriptions for over the counter medication just so they don't have to pay for them.


Those two don't necessarily follow. Our waiting rooms are packed...patients are dealt with triage-style which means the most serious first. Some go to emerg because they have no doctors, or in off-hours, and they're gonna wait if they're just looking for a script.

If they're on social assistance, or seniors with no drug plan, then their prescription drugs are paid for or subsidised...at a pharmacy Over the counter...you pay unless your plan does (mine did once).

What I think a lot of American posters are missing is that if their universal health care programme was a green field operation, it could start from scratch and be designed and funded in a predetermined fashion. There are other models out there that could be cherry-picked. A national effort could build the perfect plan. That does, however, presuppose a national willingness. I gather that a lot of of folks find it a pernicious concept, which I simply don't get...but as Grady would point out, I don't have to.



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 05:00 PM
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On another note, when i was 24, i gashed my left thumb and small part of wrist open with a casecutter, at work...blood all over the floor..rxwoamn took me t ER at stamford hospitol...they stiched it up good, doctor( indian guy) was the best. talked to me t take my mind off, while stitching.. when i was 20, i got a small peice of wood lodged in a callus on my left hand, and hand got infected, and blew up like a marshmallow.. again, india doctor took the wood out, and wrapped it, while tlaking ot me about cool stuff. Seems like the best doctors are from India..
About 9 years ago, my mother wasnt feeling well, so she went to 3 doctors, that operate their own business. They all told her hse was mid life crisis stress...to tkae ibuprofen. 8 months later, she wasnt feeling any better, went to stamford hospitol for xray, catscans, it was lung cancer..
3 docotrs in private businesses asumed it was stress, and not one thought it could be cancer. SHe was looking into suing, bu it woulda costed LOTS of money, and the sad thing is, it seems docotrs wash eachothers hands...its kinda like an oath i guess common amongst doctors.. even if engaged in knowingly malpractice, no one willcome forward, and the state here CT, that is supposed to investigate these doctors, just puts thier name on a craplist for public knowledge, but you have to dig a little, to find their names.



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 05:24 PM
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This is evidence of the thought process of the modern human.

These professionals went to school to get higher paying jobs,e.g. the doctors and nurses, not because they cared, but for the income these jobs would produce.

I can almost laugh, not at the poor soul of the woman who passed on (for she is in the busom of God now), but at the prideful, self-centered, high and mighty medical staff that watched her die.

It's all about to come to an end and when these people plea for help, it will fall on deaf ears.



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 05:59 PM
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Originally posted by Tapped In

Unfortunately this sort of disgrace is not uncommon in Brooklyn.


This doesn't just happen in Brooklyn. I live in the backwoods of Arkansas and I can assure you, it happens here as well.

My sister married a decent guy. The marriage didn't work out but that doesn't change the fact he was a decent guy. At 42 he had a heart attack. While in the ER he lay on a bed and after an hour or so he told his wife, "Their just going to let me die here, aren't they?"

That's exactly what they did. They let him lay there and die. They didn't call in a specialist or anyone else. They let him lay there and die.

I hope I get hit by a train before I have to suffer the indignity of an American hospital. They just don't care.



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