Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old vet dies, begs for help

the watchman

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[video=youtube;iVVZwBLZ8i4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVVZwBLZ8i4[/video]

ATLANTA — Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care.

The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can’t breathe. It also shows the nurses failing to take life-saving measures and laughing as they try to start an oxygen machine
https://nypost.com/2017/11/18/video-shows-nurses-laughing-as-89-year-old-vet-dies-begs-for-help/

just plain evil.
 
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Macduff

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This is horrible.

Question: Why did the court seal it? That nursing home sounds terrible and should have been exposed.
 
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[video=youtube;iVVZwBLZ8i4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVVZwBLZ8i4[/video]

ATLANTA — Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care.

The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can’t breathe. It also shows the nurses failing to take life-saving measures and laughing as they try to start an oxygen machine
https://nypost.com/2017/11/18/video-shows-nurses-laughing-as-89-year-old-vet-dies-begs-for-help/

just plain evil.
He was never placed on a backboard by nursing so CPR most likely wouldn't have been effective even if it had been attempted in time. Total incompetence.
 

the watchman

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True enough. But now that I think of it, the family filmed this. So I don't think HIPPA would apply.
from what I read the family declined to comment due to a settlement with the hospital. Which indicates they may be prohibited from talking about it or releasing the video. The article says that the hospital released it. Unless I'm reading it wrong.
 

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Medical errors are the number 3 cause of death in the US.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health...ertificates-undercount-toll-of-medical-errors

But no one worries about it as much as terrorism or opioids. I have no idea why this isn't a bigger issue.

My sister was literally killed (brought back after 2 rounds of chest compressions) while in a specialty hospital this last August. Her peg tube became dislodged, her abdomen filled with stomach contents and they didn't notice until they heard her gasping for air. They damaged her vocal chords when they tried to intubate her so she'll never be able to breathe, eat or talk without trouble. They trasported her to another hospital and had to perform emergency surgery because she was in septic shock and would have died without it. She's still recovering in a nursing home and hopefully I can get her the fuck out of the medical system before Christmas.

It's almost impossible to get to the bottom of what actually happened in this kind of circumstance because no one has any reason to tell the truth about it. I suppose we could sue, but if they want to lie about it, I don't see how we could win. I'm actually afraid to even look into it until she's safe at home.
 
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