12/16/2013

Hospital Discharges Dead Man Because He Was "Uncooperative" and "Refusing To Talk Or Move"

Posted by Brian

And you thought stuff like this only happens in Monty Python movies!



Mom Says Security Put Dead Son in a Taxi
By IULIA FILIP 

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (CN) - Hospital security guards sent an "uncooperative" patient who was "refusing to talk or move" home in a taxi, though he was dying or already dead, the man's mother claims in court.
The late A'Darrin Washington's mother, Deborah Washington, sued AlliedBarton Security Services, in Cumberland County Superior Court.
A'Darrin Washington died on Nov. 22, 2011 during his discharge from nonparty Cumberland County Hospital, according to the complaint.
Washington, who suffered from recurrent pneumonia associated with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, had been a patient of the hospital for 10 years, the lawsuit states.

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