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Occasionally, I've read news articles or commentary about Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital in Los Angeles. Yesterday, I read about a tragic death at the hospital, then last night, I heard TWO AUDIO TAPES of people who called 9-1-1 to get help for a woman who was vomiting blood.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Newly-released tapes show a woman died in King-Harbor Hospital in Los Angeles after doctors ignored her and 911 dispatchers would not arrange her transport to another facility.
Forty-three-year-old Edith Isabel Rodriguez died in the emergency room May ninth.
Tape transcripts show the woman's boyfriend and a bystander called 9-1-1 to say hospital staff were ignoring Rodriguez while she vomited blood and writhed in pain for 45 minutes in the hospital waiting area.
Dispatchers said paramedics would not come to move Rodriguez to another hospital. Instead, dispatchers suggested contacting hospital administrators and security, who then arrested Rodriguez for a parole violation. She died on her way out of the hospital.
SHE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL AND WAS NOT GETTING HELP! One 9-1-1 operator was stunned. A second 9-1-1 operator was incensed that someone would be calling 9-1-1 from a hospital to say someone was dying in the hospital and assumed the person was under medical care!
Point blank: At a minimum, MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES should be filed against nurses and doctors on staff at the time.
Next, EVERY POLITICIAN who supported keeping that hospital open, should resign right now. If they don't resign, the good people in L.A. should recall each and everyone of their behinds! I don't care about the so-called reasons they worked to keep that murder palace open! THEY MUST LOSE THEIR DAMNED JOBS!
And the second 9-1-1 operator should be suspended!AT LEAST!