Last year, a video was released
that showed a patient dying in a Brooklyn hospital waiting room as staff ignored her. According
to The New York Times
, she "had been waiting for nearly 24 hours when she collapsed from a blood clot."
I watched the video; it is indeed disturbing. A security guard looks at the dying woman sprawled out on the waiting room floor. He walks away indifferently. Some time later, it looks like another staffer — a nurse, it would appear — kicks her to see if the patient is alive.
The hospital was described
in a previous lawsuit as a “chamber of filth, decay, indifference and danger.” The New York Daily News reports
that the family of the deceased woman has since settled with the city for $2 million.
If you find me dying one day, in the Brooklyn area, please don’t take me there... I would rather leave this world with some shred of dignity.
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