Did you hear that?!! WHAT the heck is goin on??? Are humans really so cold blooded???
NEW YORK (AP) -- City hospital officials said they were shocked by surveillance footage showing a woman falling from her chair, writhing on the floor
and dying as workers failed to help for more than an hour.
Surveillance video shows a woman lying on the hospital floor for almost an hour before anyone helped her.
Esmin Green, 49, had been waiting in the emergency room for nearly 24 hours when she toppled from her seat at 5:32 a.m. June 19, falling face-down on
She was dead by 6:35, when someone on the medical staff, flagged down by a person in the waiting room, finally approached, nudged Green with her foot
and gently prodded her shoulder, as if to wake her.
The staffer left and returned with someone wearing a white lab coat who examined her and summoned help.
Until the staffer's appearance, Green's collapse barely caused a ripple. Other patients waiting a few feet away didn't react. Security guards and a
member of the hospital's staff appeared to notice her prone body at least three times but made no visible attempt to see whether she needed help.
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One guard didn't even leave his chair, rolling it around a corner to stare at the body and then rolling away a few moments later.
Green, who had been involuntarily committed the previous morning and had waited overnight for a bed, stopped moving about half an hour after she
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, which runs the hospital, said six people have been fired as a result of the incident, including
security personnel and members of the medical staff.