Woman Left to Die on Hospital Room Floor

Submitted by: msdenee 9 years ago in

Video shows the lady fall to the ground after waiting for 24 hours. Someone"s getting fired for this one.
There are 132 comments:
Female 683
To be completely honest- if I were in that situation as a citizen in the same room, I would have had NO idea what to do or even what to expect given that it`s a mental hospital. I probably would have assumed that the woman was just dratin` mental. On the other hand, I am not a doctor nor a professional of any kind. x.x They should have known what to do.
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Female 150
Well,what can we say? It`s New York. :/
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Male 11
$ MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL!!... :-O More people should follow the Good Samritan law ,then something like this would had never happened espeacilally in a hospital. Also that guy from the hit and run; terrilble way to go. The people who wittnessed did absolutely nothing to help. Terrible... There should be more Good Samaritans in society.
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Female 430
that is so incredibly sad. and that 78 year old man getting hit by the car. it breaks my heart that people can treat eachother this eay. how could anyone ever possibly that is ok!?
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Female 52
llsn : you seem to me to be a far worse waste of space than this poor woman ever was. I can`t help hoping that one day you will be in need of some sympathy and help, and that someone will simply look disdainfully at you and say that you deserve to be dead. Undoubtedly you are too perfect and useful to the world to ever imagine being vulnerable or in need of help. Btw you say you`re a christian? Interesting, i need to revise my gospels and see where the bit about leaving ill people to die is.
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Female 215
"I HATE PEOPLE IN THE USA!!!!!I WANNA SET A C BOMB RIGH ON ALL THE PEOPLE WHO DONT CARE!!!all thoso people who dont care will go to hell and see what it feels like."
Shut up.

This was pretty terrible, but it sadly happens all of the time. Last summer I was in the hospital with a kidney infection and the IV punctured past my vein. I kept trying to get a nurse to help me... 15 minutes later, one came and asked me what I was crying about. She came back an hour later to change my IV... it had been pumping straight into my arm the entire time. Not deadly, but many hospitals just don`t care anymore.

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Male 1,193
lol to asian guy.
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Male 1,193
new york needs spiderman.

i remember those two other videos.

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Male 43
llsn, please may I stomp on your head?
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Female 857
I volunteer at a hospital once a week. I was in emerg a few weeks ago, where one elderly patient said she was cold, and another woman patient went running around just to fetch her a blanket.
Not all people in Canada are like that though.
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Female 857
I ODed a few years ago and waited six hours to be seen by a doctor who stated I should stay for testing. I yelled at him for a bit, saying I wanted to go home, and he just said "Well if you think you`re gonna be okay, go home." That 3 minute conversation took six hours. >_<
But this video here is dispicable. How can people who WORK there not do anything?
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Female 81
does anyone else find "icanthink"`s name ironic?
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Male 3,058
Reprehensible. Every single person that can be identified in that video who did not help should have been fired immediately. Especially in light of the obviously falsified records. I am disgusted.
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Female 2
This actually made me well up a bit, to think people could be so stone hearted.
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Female 227
omfg! i feel really sorry for her!if i was there i would have helped her but i live in good old canada. if i saw no-one else helping her i would have slapped everyone on that room. and who would kick a paramedic out of his chair, and told to stand up to look for bad stuf?


I HATE PEOPLE IN THE USA!!!!!I WANNA SET A C BOMB RIGH ON ALL THE PEOPLE WHO DONT CARE!!!all thoso people who dont care will go to hell and see what it feels like.

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Female 173
what teh drat lol. they made my f bombs say drat xD
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Female 173
LOL/\
but a big `drat you` to all the security guards doctors nurses and other waiting room people who did nothing.
they deserve to die!!11
* correct my drating grammar please.
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Male 2,958
-Thanks, deathxtra - I was going to say something, but everyone knows that the guy who corrects someone elses grammer is a douche bag-

That`s
"...the guy who corrects someone else`s grammar is a douche bag."

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Male 100
what the hell is wrong with people? This is like the third video i have seen of this year where people in distress are ignored by other people. It makes me sick.
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Male 1,244
Thanks, deathxtra - I was going to say something, but everyone knows that the guy who corrects someone elses grammer is a douche bag
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Female 42
How sad. Even in the best of countries I`m sure this happens to people all the time. We just don`t know about it.

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Male 2,395
Sad and shocking. I can`t beleve those people.
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Male 876
What was going through the minds of those people that saw her? " Pfft... I`m not falling for that one again" " She`s just sleeping" " Look a dead woman. Nothing new, later" LOL at asian guy in the beginning.
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Female 80
She`s a psychiatric patient? Well, why was she in the waiting room in the first place? Also, why would any sane person wait 24 hours? I honestly don`t care and am happy she`s dead.
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Male 79
That sucks. And the people just sat there like nothing happened.
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Male 547
I dont think the apathy theory that everyone is talking about applies here. Its not like they were strangers sitting around a bus stop. It is an ER. Its the peoples job to help those in the ER, regardless of the situation. And now they lost their jobs, which is good. But none of them will learn anything from the situation i bet. As for the nurse, she might have checked the person, but she checked her by kicking her like she was an animal.
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Male 592
The scary thing is that most of you, if you walked into that waiting room, wouldn`t have done anything either.
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Male 8
Only in America! >=)
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Male 294
Would suck to be one of those, hope they having a good time up there now throw bolts at the mean fags below
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Female 1,002
...the hell?
If someone is on the floor dying you don`t kick them and hope they wake up, you help them.
And why didn`t the patients do anything? They just sat there and watched!

And this is irrelevant to the death of that poor woman...
[email protected] guy in the window at the beginning

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Male 416
Oh c`mon like this is news ? There have been people left to die in whatever horrible act there was going on. And suddenly from NOW ON people are bad ? I think she wasn`t making noise or something, seriously how can you judge that report ? We have NO CLUE what goes on in such a hospital, maybe people lie more often on the ground. Ofcours this shouldn`t happen but I doubt they did it because they wanted to have her dead.
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Male 63
There is a syndrome (I forgot the name) that is just like this. People see horrible things happen and do nothing. It was named after a specific incident where a woman was killed in front of something like 30 witnesses.
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Male 308
jesus christ. the indiffernce of the world has really hit a max. Its all going to hell now.
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Female 400
I`m... very distraught now (what with the old man hit-and-run still fresh in my mind also).

I feel like getting up and running around outside for a little while to check and see that nobody needs my help.

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Female 471
WTF is wrong with people?
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Male 559
This is very sad, but you know what else is sad. This kind of thing has been going on forever. It`s only since cameras have been everywhere that it`s been shown to the public so much. Big brother is bad, but he`s got his good points too.
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Male 208
That has the makings for a gigantic lawsuit.
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Female 1,063
I agree with amber, people suck :-(
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Female 1,063
Saw this on the news... how pathetically sad. Even the DOCTOR walked away, what a f*cking as.s hole!!
At least he got fired.
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Female 308
That is by far one of the most sad things I have seen. Rule #1 in life: People suck.
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Male 68
Everyone on that video is in DEEP trouble.
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Male 2,605
Disgusting.
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Male 2,422
Sounds like New York to me...
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Male 731
I am irritated by the fact that legal action was apparently pursued - what - a year b4? How freakin AWFUL an incident must occur b4 anything really is ever done? ..and the security guards & doctors are total A$$wholes!!
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Male 1,078
wow.

i dont understand the hit and run later in the video.
how come no one did anything?

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Female 29
That is so drated up
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Female 627
so messed up.
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Male 724
Woah.
I never would I figured out that the security guard walked away.
That was crazy.
:O
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Female 370
Then again, it is New York. Some of the biggest non-nice individuals live there, but this is just beyond ridiculous.
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Female 370
that is... disgusting!!!! I mean what the hell! I was so traumatized by this. I hate humanity.
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Female 195
That is absolutely devestating. How could all those people that were sitting there and that checked on her not do anything? That woman that just kicked her should be smacked...she could have at least bent down to check her pulse rather than inhumanely kicking her.
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Male 1,556
Lol at the guard in his chair.
"hey Rudy, whats with this lady in the corner ova heay?"
"lemme roll up in ma chair tha"
"shes just sleepin Billybob"
"alright Rudy"
That was the only interesting part of the video, other than her rolling around on the floor before her demise XD
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Female 11
This is one of the reasons why i dont like living in big cities.
Some people dont give a dam bout other people.
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Male 3,369
^^
Ok..If you get hit by a car tomorrow and no one helps, I hope someone sticks that on your gravestone...and i really take no pleasure in saying that to a 14 yr old girl.

Now I know there is no hope.

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Male 9,305
Like I`ve said before, and I WANT TO BE QUOTED IN HE TEXTBOOKS:

THIS, my friends, IS the Age of APATHY!

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Female 1,890
who cares she was old and crazy

it was a favor to society to leave her there dead

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Female 1,890
lol that asian guy was creey he was just like
O-O
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Male 60
I hope i never ever become that ignorant like most people who just walk by things like that...
Has anyone seen that thing some news ppl did where they had people pretend to kidnap kids and the kids would scream and pretend theyre getting kidnapped and like no one helped out cept for some gangster people or something like that?
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Female 1,545
It isn`t just Americans who are terrible like this. All of humanity is dark and twisted at its core. Humans are sick beasts, and we shouldn`t pretend otherwise.

This is a perfect example of the Kitty Genovese effect...which exactly outlines how cruel and passively malicious humans can be.

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Male 1,583
by that guy i was making a secondary refference to the old man by the way
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Male 1,583
why do so many bad thigns like this happen?
No one helped that guy.
things like this and the countless videos of police brutality really, really piss me off and make me wish i could stop it.
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Female 1,142
Hospitals can be pretty bad.
I was just in the ER of one a few days ago. The staff all paced around like they had nothing better to do while the patients just sat in their rooms waiting to be treated for hours on end.

The one from this video should be shut down or put under new management or something. Absolutely disgusting. Just because you know you`re going to lose a patient every now and then doesn`t mean you can just let a dying woman lay there without treatment. And weren`t there guards monitoring the cameras? What the Hell...

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Female 4,225
Hate to spam but...Dom, can you please pay a visit to the Georgio Armani post?

I agree with nerd

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Male 5,970
How come we hate this so much, yet it has a 3.9 rating?
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Female 1,697
Wow, that`s so cruel, why people stares and doesn`t help?

I live in a third world country and that has never happen here, when you are in a hospital you get a bed.

that`s so forth country!

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Female 1,211
"Call me an non-nice individual but this woman was obviously a drag on society."
And you`re a waste of space.
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Male 4,393
people all so mean.... :(
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Female 584
Those ex-members-of-staff should learn that some people`s social needs are more important than their, and their workplace`s, economic needs.
That`s unforgivable behaviour.
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Male 4,867
makes me glad to have the NHS
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Female 1
That and the other clips are messed up. Thought we were past the "Kitty Genovese" mentality. Anyone that doesn`t know what that means look up the name.
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Female 299
This story really is disgusting and wrong.

Hospitals really do need to be sorted, I had to take a friend to A&E on Friday as he got Hydrochloric acid in his eye....you know....burning his eye and they told him to sit down and wait, when all they needed to do was give him something to wash it out with. That kinda annoyed me.

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Female 583
Adilicious, we heard you the first time.
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Male 126
Wait, why was the nurse fired? Wasn`t she the only one who actually noticed?
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Male 25
American Fever! Catch it!
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Male 425
People aren`t any worse than they were before, there are just more ways to show an uncaring nature for others and the media allows stories to be spread more often and further. 100 years ago you`d find just as many people that wouldn`t do anything if they saw someone drop dead.
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Female 377
Hospitals always make you wait way too long!
Even when they really aren`t busy.
I broke my knee once and after they made me wait in the waiting room for about an hour they finally seated me in a bed where they made me wait for another two hours with the incredible pain.
When I finally got a doctor he just told me I broke my knee, gave me some crutches, and told me to see another doctor.
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Male 213
We learned in Psychology that if there are alot of people and they witness a crime/someone needing help, then no one will help because everyone assumes someone else will do it.

However, my friend has a heart condition that makes him faint sometimes, and one time we were jogging down the street and he passed out, but a bunch of people came over to help, and even stopped their cars and got out.

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Male 31
Man, this kinda stuff doesn`t even surprise me anymore... *mutters something about `hell and a handbasket`; pours himself a double scotch*
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Male 720
They probably thought she was sleeping...
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Female 377
Still nothing compared to this though. Not even close.

Poor woman, that`s just awful.

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Female 377
Hospitals always make you wait way too long!
Even when they really aren`t busy.
I broke my knee once and after they made me wait in the waiting room for about an hour they finally seated me in a bed where they made me wait for another two hours with the incredible pain.
When I finally got a doctor he just told me I broke my knee, gave me some crutches, and told me to see another doctor.
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Female 186
very very true Maddog.
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Male 637
For those of you who are wondering what might have been going through the staffers mind, read this article:
Bystander Apathy

It`s not that people don`t want to help, it`s just that with the slightest excuse (like people falling on the ground all the time, like spacetiger said) people won`t help someone in need.

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Male 60
i dont get why people just ignore those in desperate situations.
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Male 3,369
spacetiger, whilst you may be right, she was there for 24hrs. Its beyond excuse!
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Male 3,369
Turnshroud
Female, 13-17, Midwest US
2015 Posts Tuesday, July 01, 2008 1:24:06 PM
It’s things like this that make me loose hope for humanity.

Maddog, really? Can I have a link?
-------------------------------------------------

Warning - Disturbing reading!

This happened not far from where I live. All I know is, there are a lot of people who know who this idiot is and wont forget what he did. When he get`s out, he better not come back here! I cant find the article on his sentancing.
Just another, far worse example of what people are becoming!

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Female 117
Jesus, I`m glad I live in a community where people will sprint to you if you`ve just been mowed down by a car.
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Female 186
This maybe hateful but I think I know what happened here, not that it`s right. In the phyc ward the staff is probably use to people coming in and throwing themselves on the floor to get attention or just because they felt like it at the time. It seems like they made the mistake of thinking this is just another patient on the floor for no reason. Again, not that it`s right, but if you see it happen numerous times it starts to become common place.
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Female 731
WHAT THE HELL??!?!?!?!?

*cynical jibberish*

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Female 663
I`m going to take a wild guess and say that the person who finally called for help is probably the same person who helped leak the tape. I can`t see any of those apathetic bastards giving it up willingly. Hell, one of the guards was to lazy to even get out of the chair.
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Female 960
Ah, good ol` America. If you can`t squeeze a buck from the person, they aren`t worth your time or help.
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Male 184
If I see someone with a flat tire, I pull over, let alone if they are dying! It doesn`t take much effort to call a nurse. The only person that did anything was the nurse, who kicked the body! |-( I wonder how they got the film though? I can`t imagine the hospital would give it up willingly.
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Male 188
well i pretty sure the reason is because in the video they said her family was poor so hospital being apart of goverment said "ya she poor she not worth saving because we wont get anything out of this" so they did poo all.

It reminde me of micheal moores sicko but instead of drugging them and putting them in taxy and bringing them to random street corner they just let them die.

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Female 10
years of carefully nurtured apathy at work here? hmm.
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Female 17
my opinion from a medical standpoint is, it is probably very understaffed and there is not enough help around especially at the early hours of the morning, usually thats shift change. second, if I saw a woman crump over and become unresponcsive, it is my civil duty to respond to that as a medical emergency, and call a CODE BLUE. the second you see someone down, you should grab a crash cart. Third, why did the "doctor" just look at the patient and not see if she was breathing? This is a horrible incident, but on behalf of most decent hospitals, please don`t feel people are like this all over the country. I certainly would never leave a patient down. It`s just wrong
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Male 5,970
Did anyone see the guy in the background in the beggining while the news reporter was talking? ahaha
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Female 19
This is terrible, and also raises some questions. Why do these things keep happening? What can we do about it so that people like this woman don`t die like she did?

Good luck on your surgery, murrrymalty.

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Male 668
Teehee. My chair rolls. I shall use it to its advantage and not walk around. Woot.
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Female 375
thats so sad =[ it`s their job to watch and make sure people are safe and healthy, and no one did their job until it was too late...disgusting. =[ i heard something similar happened in the hospital by my house. they left her in the waiting room for like..24 hours. and she ended up dying from whatever was wrong with her =[
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Female 2,672
right then,
WTF @ the vid- the bastatds!
&
WTF @ ydoom- the bastards!
& (lastly)
just what i need the day before going into hospital for surgery, YAY
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Female 4,225
Wasn`t there also a lady who was was having a seizure in the hospital and bleeding, while others watched and died?

Sad?

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Female 311
WTF is wrong with people. I have seen a man collapsed on the floor outside a hospital so I went into the hospital to get help. Why wouldn`t people just see if she was ok????
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Female 512
thats horrible and sad
its a hospital!
if someone falls to the ground they have to help them they can`t just let them there to die.
espisaly when teh security gaurd came in... he shoulda done something
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Female 4,225
Just to add, AoL as well, sorry to double post
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Female 4,225
It’s things like this that make me loose hope for humanity.

Maddog, really? Can I have a link?

People sicken me.

‘Oh nah, probably a real sick person…mental something…Probably sleeping…I’ll let her be…’

Christ


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Female 161
Ive seen this video already as well. They said on AOL news that the employees who are seen just walking around not doing anything, are all fired. And aparently the hospital had already had issues with their services. I find this just horrible
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Female 2,084
EVERYONE in that video should be fired. and the hospital should have to pay to send her body back to her family in jamaica so she can have a proper burial.
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Male 11,739
I can`t believe that the guards and nurse weren`t fired on the spot. The doctor was, they should be too. If the guards would`ve done something, she might`ve lived. The nurse...maybe. She shouldn`t have kicked her, but at least she did something.
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Female 268
That`s so sad. How many people around the whole world die like this? Alone and treated like garbage.
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Male 3,369
^^
Yeah..your an a$$hole Icantthink41..She was a "mental patient".

Acctually its a$$hats like you that are a drag on society. She obviously couldnt help herself or her illness. Whats your excuse?

Poor lady.. How can someone ignore someone else in distress? Sickening!
We had a case her recently where a scumbag urinated on a collapsed woman just to post a video on youtube..she was having a heart attack + died!
He`s been sent to prison for a long time..
Makes me sick that people no longer care about other people!

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Female 105
Ths, the old man getting hit, the person dumped outta the wheel chair...

I`m ashamed to be an American with so many people like that... standing there, and watching someone die! ....

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Male 3,332
Six people were fired, including security and medical staff, url=http://apnews.myway.com//article/200... I heard.
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Male 350
Call me an non-nice individual but this woman was obviously a drag on society.
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Male 1,788
Beyond despicable
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Female 29
itsdrew, no the nurse and security guards have been suspended, but could face their jobs being terminated.
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Female 1,386
ugh, when I`m "old" I`m going to move to a rural area with less competition at the hospitals. This won`t happen to me. Ever. You gotta be one tough old person to make it in NY these days, I`d imagine.
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Female 1,441
Thats so sick and that hospital is filth.
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Male 2,788
kimberly163
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 12:51:17 PM
"how come so much people did nothing it`s horrible"


CORRECTION:How come so many people did nothing? It`s horrible.


Mr. Grammar, Away!

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Male 177
For the love of Hitler!....wait, that can`t be rite...*shrugs* O well. Why didnt anyone help her?
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Male 1,109
wait, did they say the nurse got fired too? anyways, i wonder why nobody bother to help or say anything.
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Male 106
Down here in Poland, ambulance team stuffed patients with lethal drugs. They had a deal with the funeral house.
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Female 4,028
It`s a real shame when you live in a country that would let someone die at the hospital doors because they don`t have insurance or some sh-t. A real shame.
And I hope all those people were fired, that is despicable.
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Male 1,053
Anyone else see the chineese guy looking through the window at about 0.07 - 0.010 lol
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Female 432
how come so much people did nothing it`s horrible
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Male 194
@#$!$!$&^@%@^@#^[email protected]#@^*(^@$%[email protected]

I just submitted this!
Here goes more random searching on MSN for more `interesting` videos.

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Female 761
I`m not surprised at all. They have hospitals that refuse treatment to homeless people with broken bones, that just drop them off in a taxi still in their smocks and with IVs still hanging off of them.
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Female 239
Apparently her family lives out of the country, but the doctor who saw her on the floor got fired. They need to fire the rest of the staff who saw her and did nothing.
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Female 2,196
That`s sad. Those people should have done something.
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Male 260
Fake
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Male 1,455
It`s more interesting to watch the Asian guy looking through the window in the beginning.
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Female 73
I just saw this on Yahoo.
These people need to have some legal action taken out on them, this is unacceptable.
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Female 239
Link: Woman Left to Die on Hospital Room Floor [Rate Link] - Video shows the lady fall to the ground after waiting for 24 hours. Someone`s getting fired for this one.
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