Death in Hospital ER Results in $2 Million Lawsuit
Posted on June 1st, 2009 by Zane Cagle
A New York family recently settled a lawsuit for $2 million against a hospital in Brooklyn over the June 2008 death of a woman in the center’s emergency room.
The suit alleges negligence on behalf of the city-owned hospital and emergency room staff who made the woman wait for nearly 24 hours for medical attention. When her condition worsened before receiving her chance to see a doctor, she collapsed on the floor. Shockingly, no one attempted to help her, not even hospital staff who walked by.
A surveillance tape of the incident was released publicly, receiving national attention and outrage.
Believing the hospital’s high level of negligence was to blame for the woman’s death, her family filed a wrongful death suit. According to the family’s attorney, “What remains most important is the criminal culpability for those responsible for what happened and those who attempted to cover it up.”
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