A Brooklyn Hospital Psychiatric Ward Does Nothing for Dying Mental Patient

3 07 2008

This story has at least made the national news because there is video of the patient collapsing after waiting over 24 hours for medical attention. The incident has prompted a review of the whole ward and the hospital has settled out of court after the the suit accused the hosptial of “keeping psychiatric patients in filthy conditions, systematically neglecting them and drugging them into submission.”

With so few long-term care options available to patients, it’s discouraging to see how one hospital manages the mentally ill. However, the furor aroused nationally makes one hope that this death may be able to prompt beneficial changes in psychiatric wards across the country.


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