A 50-year old patient died in North Carolina after workers left him in a chair for 22 hours. Nobody helped him to the bathroom or even fed him, they just left him there. This case is alarmingly similar to the case of Esman Green, a woman who was videotaped as she shook on the floor for an hour before anyone came to check on her. Green died at Brooklyn’s Kings County Hospital Center on June 19.
A report found that the patient in Goldsboro, North Carolina died after he choked on medication and was left alone for almost a whole day at Cherry Hospital. The staff was even watching television and playing cards while he died!
Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Tom Lawrence said that the state has a deadline of August 23 to file a report with the Centers of Medicaid and Medicare Services.
When events like this happen, it is not uncommon for officials to try and sweep it under the rug. In the case of Esman Green, records were falsified in an attempt to cover things up. Six people were fired as a result of their failures.
What would you do if your loved one was left to die while people sat and played cards? No one should ever die this way and it is appalling to think that