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Hospital Security Sends Dead Patient, A'Darrin Washington, Home In Taxi

Posted by on Dec. 26, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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A dying patient who was escorted out of a North Carolina hospital for being 'uncooperative' was loaded into a taxi where he was later found dead by his mother, she has claimed.

Deborah Washington has filed a lawsuit against AlliedBurton Security Services claiming their staff at Cumberland County Hospital forcibly removed her adult son even though he was dying or already dead.
She claims that the guards took A'Darrin Washington, 30, from the hospital, carried him from his wheelchair to a waiting taxi, buckled him up and sent him home even though he was gravely ill.

Mr Washington was found dead in the back of the taxi when he arrived home 45 minutes later.
He had been discharged from the hospital on November 22, 2011 after undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and fungal pneumonia - after initially being misdiagnosed.

A nurse had called for security to escort him from his bed to the lobby to be discharged because he was 'uncooperative' and 'refusing to talk or move', the lawsuit said, CourtHouseNews reported.
But his heartbroken mother claims he was simply not cooperating with staff 'due to the fact that he was dying'.

As Mr Washington was taken from the hospital, at least two hospital staff expressed concern over his treatment, the complaint says - and even the taxi driver said he was worried the man was dead.
The staff put him in the taxi and even crossed his legs, UPI reported.

He remained unconscious for the entire 45-minute ride back home and when he got there, he was cold to the touch, the complaint said. His mother claims that the body was then left in the taxi in front of the house for four hours while police investigated.

Mr Washington had been suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and had undergone treatment at the hospital for 10 years. On November 14, he was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia and treated for bacterial pneumonia for several days. But tests then showed he was actually suffering from fungal bacteria.
His mother claims that, after receiving the wrong medication, his condition had deteriorated. He was finally given the right medication the day before his death.

After the treatment, he was deemed to be stable and was prepared for discharge. His mother claimed he was too ill to leave but hospital staff insisted, she said.

On her Facebook profile, Mrs Washington shared an image of her deceased son earlier this month and said that she is still hurting and cries when no one if around. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages for negligence, wrongful death and emotional distress.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2525957/Hospital-guards-escorted-dying-patient-unresponsive-cab-dead-mother-arrived-home.html#ixzz2odvesbYz
by on Dec. 26, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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Smoochmommie
by Gold Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 11:16 PM
This sound like an episode of greys anatomy.....this some ole Izzy stevens type of fuckery.
Mommabearbergh
by Gold Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 11:24 PM
My goodness that is so sad. They probably were rushing him out because they wanted his bed
Smoochmommie
by Gold Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 11:26 PM
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Coulda dropped him off in the basement tho. They crossed that man legs and tapped the trunk of the cab.

How u in a hospital full of doctors and nobody can tell when a man aint got no pulse. Id be suing the shit out that hospital. It be named after me by the time im done.


Quoting Mommabearbergh: My goodness that is so sad. They probably were rushing him out because they wanted his bed
Mommabearbergh
by Gold Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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Well she has grounds to sue the hospital and the security company. Hope she wins

Quoting Smoochmommie: Coulda dropped him off in the basement tho. They crossed that man legs and tapped the trunk of the cab.



How u in a hospital full of doctors and nobody can tell when a man aint got no pulse. Id be suing the shit out that hospital. It be named after me by the time im done.




Quoting Mommabearbergh: My goodness that is so sad. They probably were rushing him out because they wanted his bed
India-Monet
by on Dec. 27, 2013 at 1:27 AM
Praying for his mother
ayacocca
by Gold Member on Dec. 27, 2013 at 6:16 AM
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O my God...
nikabear
by Platinum Member on Dec. 27, 2013 at 6:53 AM
No damn words...... Prayers
JaysMommy_32
by Silver Member on Dec. 27, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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This is too sad. I got teary eyed reading this. People are truly some shit these days.

I PRAY his mother wins. It won't bring her son back but still.
mrsary
by Gold Member on Dec. 27, 2013 at 8:22 AM
I live in that county. Smh. I wonder which hospital.
mrsary
by Gold Member on Dec. 27, 2013 at 8:22 AM
Right! Never heard nothing this crazy.

Quoting Smoochmommie: Coulda dropped him off in the basement tho. They crossed that man legs and tapped the trunk of the cab.



How u in a hospital full of doctors and nobody can tell when a man aint got no pulse. Id be suing the shit out that hospital. It be named after me by the time im done.




Quoting Mommabearbergh: My goodness that is so sad. They probably were rushing him out because they wanted his bed
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