A video was released showing how a decorated World War II veteran was left to die, begging for help while the nurses laughed.
The veteran, James Dempsey, 89, had called for help six times but nobody responded. The family had set up a secret camera in the room to document the treatment of their family member which turned out to be the smartest thing they could do.
As a military veteran, this saddens me. To watch a brother of mine beg for help and nobody came to check on him is outrageous. The Center was sued, but details of the settlement have not been released to the public.
If you take your elderly parents to be cared for, you will hope they would be treated with respect, but that didn’t happen here, and that is tragic.
— 11Alive News (@11AliveNews) November 16, 2017
Source: Fox News
The family of James Dempsey, 89, of Woodstock, Ga., hid a camera in the late veteran’s room in the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center which captured the night he died.
The video showed the decorated WWII veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he could not breathe. It also showed the nurses failing to take life-saving measures and laughing as they tried to start an oxygen machine.
Dempsey’s family sued the nursing home in 2014 following the veteran’s death. Dempsey’s family declined to comment on the video, citing a settlement with the nursing home, WXIA-TV reported.
The nursing home’s attorneys attempted to stop media news outlet WXIA-TV from getting the video but a DeKalb County Judge ruled to unseal the footage.
The nurses, including a nursing supervisor, Wanda Nuckles, told Dempsey’s family lawyers in the deposition that when she learned the veteran had stopped breathing, she rushed to his room and took over CPR, keeping it up until paramedics, WXIA-TV reported.
According to Fox News, the nurses surrendered their licenses in 2017, a couple of years after the initial incident. What happened to accountability?
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