When police were called to Liberty Calhoun Hospital in Tallahassee, Florida, they were told to remove a 57-year-old woman who “would not leave” after being discharged by a doctor.
But the woman claimed she was suffocating and could not leave the hospital because she had not had her medical issues resolved.
The hospital and police didn’t care.
Barbara Dawson was taken to the hospital via ambulance when she complained of stomach pain. It was a few hours later that doctors discharged her saying there was no problem with her.
Dawson said that she didn’t feel better and needed to stay at the hospital.
Chief Mark Mallory of Blountstown Police Department claims, “she was causing a disturbance in the hospital with her language and the volume of her voice.”
The cops arrested her and charged her with disorderly conduct and trespassing. They handcuffed, and forcibly removed her from the hospital.
But Dawson said that they needed to give her back her oxygen mask since she was having trouble breathing.
The hospital staff essentially told the police that she was faking it and to arrest her. The police took her away to the patrol car, but when they opened the door to the cruiser, Dawson collapsed.
Hospital staff was summoned. They pronounced her dead.
“They did their best trying to save her. Our staff was very aggressive with her treatment,” the hospital administrator claimed.
Dawson died of a pulmonary embolism which the medical examiner claims is “difficult to detect and can be impossible to treat.”
Now the family is suing and the lawyer claims that “the death was due to negligence by the police department and the hospital.”
What do you think? Who is to blame her? The hospital? The police? Both?
(Article by Jackson Marciana)