Did profiling lead to the death of a black woman who was arrested for demanding treatment?

The tragic death of Trayvon Martin due to racial profiling has dominated headlines around the world. But there is another death due to a different form of profiling that has gone virtually unnoticed.

Like Trayvon, Anna Brown was also young and black. She died at age 29 due to the indifference, and gross negligence, of an emergency room doctor who denied her the basic right to seek medical treatment because he formed the opinion that she was a drug seeker.

On Sept. 20, 2011, Anna Brown showed up at St. Mary’s hospital emergency room complaining of acute pain in her ankle and knee. She had sprained her ankle and had visited the emergency room earlier complaining of pain. X-rays of her knees were negative and she was given a prescription for a painkiller.

But Brown knew something was terribly wrong with her. She refused to leave the emergency room. She told hospital security that she could barely stand due to the excruciating pain in her legs.

Brown was literally dragged from St. Mary’s Hospital by police and thrown into a jail cell because the emergency room doctor told police she was a drug seeker. Brown died less than an hour later of a pulmonary embolism — blood clots that traveled from her legs. This is the same condition that took the life of rapper Heavy D.

Brown, who was homeless, fit the doctor’s profile of a “drug seeker” because she was young, black, poor, and in pain.

Once you are profiled as a drug seeker by a doctor or a nurse in the emergency room setting, there is almost nothing you can do or say to change their opinion of you. You will be denied basic health care, and you may lose your life as a result.

If you think what happened to Anna Brown can’t happen to you, read on.

My niece, Shelly, was 5-years-old when she was diagnosed with sickle cell disease. She died at age 20 after visiting a New York hospital emergency room in extreme pain from a sickle cell crisis.

Sickle Cell crisis occurs when the red blood cells form the shape of sickles and obstruct tiny capillaries (blood cells) in extremities and organs, resulting in extreme pain and possible organ damage.

Standard procedure for a patient in sickle cell crisis is to start an IV on them and hydrate the patient with fluids, and blood transfusions, if necessary. The patient is also given pain medication or sedation until the crisis passes.

But standard procedure went out the window when an ER doctor formed the opinion that my niece was drug seeking. He did not start an IV on her. Instead, he gave her an injection of Morphine and sent her home at 4am. She died before sunrise that morning.

By sunset that evening, the hospital officials and attorneys were aware that Shelly’s auntie was a registered nurse. The hospital quickly and quietly reached a settlement with my sister out of court. Shelly’s death was swept under the rug, along with all the other deaths of young black women who are incorrectly profiled as drug seekers, and denied basic health care.

Anna Brown died within 24 hours of being denied treatment because doctors thought she was drug seeking. A good lawyer will get a settlement for her family. But you might not be so lucky.

Jonathan Larsen, director of the Broadway musical RENT, may have also been a victim of emergency room profiling. He died of a ruptured abdominal aorta, after visiting emergency rooms complaining of abdominal pain.

Drug seekers are a common nuisance to emergency room personnel. Visits to hospital ERs by drug addicts seeking a quick fix ends up costing taxpayers millions of dollars a year.

The term “drug seeking” is not a recognized medical disorder or diagnosis. But that doesn’t keep emergency room doctors from making a notation on your chart that reads “THIS PATIENT IS DRUG SEEKING” — even if you don’t ask for pain medicine!

What you can do if you are profiled as a drug seeker and denied health care

If you suspect that you are being profiled as a drug seeker by emergency room personnel, ask to speak with the hospital’s patient advocate. All it takes is for one nurse or doctor to label you as a drug seeker, and the rest of the staff will follow suit. But the patient advocate is supposed to remain neutral, and be non-judgmental.

Among the duties of the patient advocate is listen to your complaints, and mediate between you and the doctor to provide you with access to health care.

Let the advocate know that you believe you are being profiled as a drug seeker, and you will notify your attorney to file a lawsuit for gross medical negligence and pain and suffering.

Hospitals don’t like to hear the words “lawsuit” or “attorney.” The ER staff might tell you to go ahead and call your attorney. But after contemplating the ramifications of that call for a few minutes, their attitudes towards you will change.

Nothing brings down a wall between a patient and an indifferent, uncaring health care provider faster than hearing the word “lawsuit.”

Also, familiarize yourself with websites that have symptom checkers, such as WebMD Symptom Checker.

Before you visit an emergency room, if possible, look up your symptoms on a symptom checker so you can better explain to the ER doctor what you think might be wrong with you. Educate yourself so that an ER doctor or ER nurse can’t simply dismiss your complaints as drug seeking.

If you have been turned away from an ER or denied medical care in the past due to profiling, hire an attorney and sue that hospital for pain and suffering.

If enough patients sue hospitals then maybe hospital administrations will provide training to their ER staff and put a halt to the deadly practice of profiling certain patients as drug seekers. Hopefully, you won’t become another Anna Brown.

Sign the Change.org Petition: President Barack Obama, In the Memory of Anna Brown, We Demand Health Care for All!

Join the Facebook group Justice for Anna Brown



 


116 Responses to “Did profiling lead to the death of a black woman who was arrested for demanding treatment?”

  1. 1
    prynsexxx says:

    Yes it did!

    Morning EVERYBODY! :hi:

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    :coffee: This is good info to know Auntie

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    prynsexxx says:

    Very informative. Sorry to hear about your niece. Mad it was swept under the rug. Furthermore, charges should be sought in this case.

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    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    SORRY YOU LOST YOUR NIECE SO EARLY. MY BEST FRIEND’S SON SUFFERES FROM SICKLE CELL, THANK GOD HE HAS ALWAYS HAD AMAZING DOCTORS FOR HIS CARE. IF YOU DON’T MIND ME ASKING, DID THEY HAVE HER MEDICAL HISTORY?

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    yallcrazy says:

    Good info Auntie! :obama:
    ————————————-

    Sorry that you all went through that with your niece. :hug:

    Pretty ironic, that we all call you Auntie, huh? :)

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    Posche says:

    That is so sad. :(

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    Angie says:

    I’m so fed with these stories I’m starting too feel nummb! :cuss: I don’t exactly see this as recial profiling but it very well could be. Doctor shave an obligation and that was not fulfilled! These stories are sickening.

    Good morning to all! :cheer1:

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    mizzdallas says:

    Thanks sandra for the medical minute, so :sad: !!

    :offtopic: Did anyone get an email saying that: April 2, 2012 is national Black Boycott day???!!!

    So that means I cant go get my eyebrows threaded???

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    Angie says:

    *numb.

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    yallcrazy says:

    Muncho, make sure she knows that a healthy diet and no stress can make his childhood painfree. :yes:

    My bff died from this, a different kind of hosiptal error, But I know that God doesn’t make mistakes, but I’m saying that to say that my bff didn’t have any crises until she was grown and got stressed out.

    RIP Baby Girl :love:

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    yallcrazy says:

    (British accent) :waves: Good Day Angie :coffee: <–pinky up

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    :cry:

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    :sad: when I read about this story. I work for a major insurance company and drug seekers make it hard for people like Ms Brown. Drs are scared to write srcipts for fear of being targeted in an investigation also. I’ve seen many members calling in because they have prescriptions they can’t get filled because their dr is under investigation for fraud. I pray that Ms Brown had family and they are compensated for her death. No one should be treated inferior due to skin color and lack of income.

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    Sandra Rose says:

    @ MUNCHOSGIRL: No. The hospital did not have her medical history. But a simple phone call to her doctor would have sufficed.

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    NaijaGal says:

    This is what happens when you start treating people like pack mules and stop loving your career…sad all around… :hug: s to you Sandra

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    mizzdallas says:

    yallcrazy says:

    Muncho, make sure she knows that a healthy diet and no stress can make his childhood painfree.

    My bff died from this, a different kind of hosiptal error, But I know that God doesn’t make mistakes, but I’m saying that to say that my bff didn’t have any crises until she was grown and got stressed out.

    Sorry to hear, stress can be a killer (literally)

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    WUT-IZ-SWAGU says:

    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    SORRY YOU LOST YOUR NIECE SO EARLY. MY BEST FRIEND’S SON SUFFERES FROM SICKLE CELL, THANK GOD HE HAS ALWAYS HAD AMAZING DOCTORS FOR HIS CARE. IF YOU DON’T MIND ME ASKING, DID THEY HAVE HER MEDICAL HISTORY?
    ———————-
    Most people don’t realize that in an emergency room all they are there to do is to fix the emergency. Some will not ask to pull medical history. If there isn’t an obvious sign of trauma, They “duct tape” the situation and tell you to see your own doctor in a couple days.

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    NaijaGal says:

    Angie :cheer: s to you

    yallcray :waves: and we’re off :pigsfly:

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    NaijaGal says:

    MizzD :hug:

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    Morning SR & Family!

    Sorry about your neice.Sickle cell is painful :(

    When will doctors and nurses learn: Pain is whatever the patient states it is! The professionals should leave their opinions at the door. There is also a 2 year statue of limitation for malpractice lawsuits (which Im trying to fight now). So know your rights as well as the law.
    Thank you for this article Sandra. :coffee:

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    Ms. YaYa says:

    mizzdallas says:
    Did anyone get an email saying that: April 2, 2012 is national Black Boycott day???!!!

    So that means I cant go get my eyebrows threaded???

    ____________________________________________________________________

    I hope not…I know somebody that knows somebody that planned to attend a “Fun Party” that day… :coffee:

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    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    @ MUNCHOSGIRL: No. The hospital did not have her medical history. But a simple phone call to her doctor would have sufficed.
    ——-
    I WAS WONDERING BECAUSE LIKE I SAID ABOUT MY BESTFRIEND’S SON, THEY WERE ALWAYS ALERTED WHEN HE WENT INTO THE EMERGENCY ROOM THAT HE WAS INDEED SICKEL CELL SUFFERER. AT 20YRS OLD SHE SHOULD HAVE ADVISED THEM OF HER CONDITION.

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    What is the hospitals criteria for determining if a patient is “drug seeking????????”

    This chit starting to get ridiculous.

    I think pretty soon they will re-introduce slavery under the guise of “Skill Training for the Under Educated and Unemployed.” Seem like we going backwards.

    :no: <<<<SMH

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    gypsyeyes says:

    Ummm Mizz Dallas go to the :kona:

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    Sandra Rose says:

    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    AT 20YRS OLD SHE SHOULD HAVE ADVISED THEM OF HER CONDITION.
    __________________

    Of course she advised them of her condition. My sister was with her in the ER. They both advised doctors of her medical condition. Did you read my post? Once a doctor forms the opinion that you are drug seeking, there is almost nothing you can say to change their minds.

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    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    yallcrazy says:

    Muncho, make sure she knows that a healthy diet and no stress can make his childhood painfree.

    My bff died from this, a different kind of hosiptal error, But I know that God doesn’t make mistakes, but I’m saying that to say that my bff didn’t have any crises until she was grown and got stressed out.
    —————————

    HE’S 20YRS OLD NOW….DURING HIS CHILDHOOD HE WAS HERE IN MIAMI, WAS SEEN CONSTANTLY AT JACKSON MEMEORIAL HOSPITAL(GREAT PEDIATRIC DR)

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    NaijaGal says:

    @Muncho this statement “AT 20YRS OLD SHE SHOULD HAVE ADVISED THEM OF HER CONDITION” makes it seem like it’s the victims fault in some kind of way

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    Not to make light of Ms Brown’s tradgey but Sandra you said a simple call to her dr would’ve sufficed – but if she was homeless would she even have a dr. The racial profiling needs to HALT immediately its just a matter of time before the profiling turns to other races because of folks being so fed up and feeling helpless about what can be done but won’t be done.

    My prayers are with this woman – drug seeking or not she deserved to be treated as a human being.

    :waves: SR

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    NaijaGal says:

    gypsey :waves: loving the fresh faced gravi

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    Very informative and sad at the same time,discrimination is alive an well being poor, black and uneducated will get you killed easily daymn shame…..

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    NaijaGal says:

    Choco :waves:

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    BlackBeauti says:

    Sandra thank you for blogging about this story. I emailed and tweeted it to you earlier….This video broke my heart when I first saw it. I have since went and posted it on CNN, FOX, NBC etc facebook wall and everyone deleted and blocked me. It is so sad that this is 2012 and blacks are still treated less than dogs. Police Officers really need to be retrained or start facing time for been so heartless. This lady was screaming out for help… OH MY GOD MY HEART BREAK.

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    NaijaGal says:

    GaGirl :yahoo: my favorite shoe diva :hug:

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    :hug: i’m so sorry that happened to ur neice Auntie. but i thank u for sharing such a personal experience & being so informative as to what we should do to stop this. i will be signing :hug:

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    :no:

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    WUT-IZ-SWAGU says:

    I kept taking my oldest daughter to the doctor because she was complaining of chest pain and rapid heart beat. When we got to the hospital it would resolve and they would send her home. One night it was so bad she collapsed and I called the ambulance. they hooked her up to the monitor and her trace looked like a kid scratching up and down on a white paper the EMT couldn’t get a count it was so fast. When we reached there it had resolve and all we had to go on was the trace they caught. Do you know the nurse threw it away? Then an hour in the hospital monitoring her they said they couldn’t find anything. I took her that next morning to a heart specialist she was diagnosed with SVT Super Ventricular Tacicardia Her heart for the most part beats normal but spots of her heart would have like tiny siezures by themselves and cause her heart to beat irregular.She had to have surgery to freeze those part parts.. scary

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    NaijaGal & Jenie :kiss: :hug:

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    YSoSrs says:

    We ARE going backwards and will be back to picking cotton by the end of the year. :coffee:

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    :hug: @Gyps
    How are you and the fam? Still praying for you guys?

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    :oops: I didn’t mean the second question mark

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    mizzdallas says:

    :waves: at my naiija!!!

    :hug: my gypsyeyes

    @msyaya &gypsy

    I mean my co-workers are really adamant about that boycott I have things that I have scheduled for that day like looking good! And If I’m not looking good then I don’t feel good!

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    yallcrazy says:

    :hug: Mzdallas Thx.

    *whispers* the mug that stressed her out has been getting his “payback” for quite a few years now. God don’t like ugly :no:

    ———————————-
    Yall might think I’m nuts, but I keep a “spiral/journal notebook” and whenever I go into an ER with a friend or relative, I become “the note taker”. I mean I write down names, and whatever they say ( I occasionally “restate” what they said, just to show them, yeah bish get it right!!

    And that alone gets the person more “professional treatment” IMO of course. But try it and see :shrug:

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    Lady_L says:

    THanks for this information Sandra, much appreciated!

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    Ace says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your niece…in this situation…but what I’m about to say might not be to move favorable of opinions

    “By sunset that evening, the hospital officials and attorneys were aware that Shelly’s auntie was a registered nurse. The hospital quickly and quietly reached a settlement with my sister out of court. Shelly’s death was swept under the rug, along with all the other deaths of young black women who are incorrectly profiled as drug seekers, and denied basic health care.”

    By accepting these “settlements” out of court …Families allow hospitals and other large organizations to sweep things under the rug, which does absolutely nothing to garner support, sympathy or expose the problem that your bringing to lighting this post and in general.

    To me it’s almost putting a price tag on the death of a love one…

    At some point your love for a family member or love one has to extend past WHATEVER number they slide in front of you….Yes going against the MACHINE can be futile…but just accepting $$$ quietly does not help anyone but companies your gonna spend it at.

    :coffee:

  45. 45
    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    AT 20YRS OLD SHE SHOULD HAVE ADVISED THEM OF HER CONDITION.
    __________________

    Of course she advised them of her condition. My sister was with her in the ER. They both advised doctors of her medical condition. Did you read my post? Once a doctor forms the opinion that you are drug seeking, there is almost nothing you can say to change their minds.
    ———————–

    YES I READ YOUR POST, I WOULDN’T HAVE LET THEM SWEEP IT UNDER THE RUG. I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT THEY DIDN’T KNOW….THEY DIDN’T CARE IS WHAT I GET FROM YOUR WORDS.

  46. 46
    WUT-IZ-SWAGU says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    AT 20YRS OLD SHE SHOULD HAVE ADVISED THEM OF HER CONDITION.
    __________________

    Of course she advised them of her condition. My sister was with her in the ER. They both advised doctors of her medical condition. Did you read my post? Once a doctor forms the opinion that you are drug seeking, there is almost nothing you can say to change their minds.
    ———————
    Have you heard of SVT? My daughter was diagnosedby a heart specialist with it after I took her repeatedly to the ER without a diagnosis.

  47. 47
    SAUCEY82 says:

    GOOD MORNING :hi:

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    Wut scary

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    gypsyeyes says:

    Thank you @Naija. and @Htown-we are well. I will be in Atlanta in the morning.

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    yallcrazy says:

    :hug: Naija

    :pigsfly: Come on Laker, I’m ready

    :hug: H :hug:

    *hard bday pinch* at you, since I missed yesterday :D

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    YSoSrs says:

    Doctors don’t know as much as they want you think. Also, they don’t really care if you think they might be wrong cause they’re the ones with the degrees, not you.

    I’ll take my chances on my own until absolutely necessary.

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    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    NaijaGal says:

    @Muncho this statement “AT 20YRS OLD SHE SHOULD HAVE ADVISED THEM OF HER CONDITION” makes it seem like it’s the victims fault in some kind of way

    NO I WOULD NEVER BLAME THE PATIENT…SANDRA JUST LEFT OUT THAT SHE TOLD THEM SHE SUFFERES FROM SICKLE CELL. I KNOW SOMETIMES WHEN A SC PATIENT IS IN CRISIS THEY CAN’T EVEN ARTICLULATE A THOUGHT BECAUSE OF THE PAIN.

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    lady_cn says:

    Sad story. Very informative post, but can we get some light-hearted posts were we can make fun of people (wrong I know, but just want to lighten the mood)? :ashamed:

    Anybody got anymore pics of Fantasia lately? :think:

    Mornin’ all!

    :buttshake: A day and a half left til vacation next week!

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    Ace :hug: true sh!t

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    SMH @Wut

    I remember when my oldest was two weeks old she started spitting up a lot. It was more than usual, next she started projectile vomiting. Mind you she was nursing. I took her to her pediatrician who proceeded to tell me I had new mom jitters and she was fine. When she was spitting up it would come out of her nose and mouth and once she even stopped breathing until we could clear her airway…I took her to another dr and she had a severe case of GERD. She finally grew out of it by the time she turned one, but to this day when she gets really ill she has food come form her nose and mouth.

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    SAUCEY82 says:

    @GYPSY

    I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED THIS ALREADY, BUT HOW ARE YOU MISSY STILL SENDING MY PRAYERS :hug:

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    yallcrazy says:

    Gypsy :hug: Yall will be just fine & I know that you know that! Only time helps…

    Our Father is right there with you!

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    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    I HAVE PERSONALLY STATED A PROBLEM THAT I WAS HAVING TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM NURSE, AND SHE TRIED TO TELL ME DIFFERENT. SO I CAN VERY WELL UNDERSTAND A NURSE OR A DOCTOR OVER LOOKING WHAT YOU TELL THEM. LIKE I SAID THE DOCTOR JUST DIDN’T CARE.

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    prynsexxx says:

    Police Officers really need to be retrained or start facing time for been so heartless.
    _______________________________

    A POLICE OFFICER RAN OVER a homeless woman who was sleeping in the park under some covers. The police had NO BUSINESS driving OFF ROAD in the first place, let alone just “running over” things that he felt were no value to anybody else and “just so happen” there was a woman under there. No charges.

    Word to the wise: Anybody that works in a “law enforcement” position, i.e. judges, police officers, etc will NEVER/VERY RARELY have charges brought against them in the court of law.

    #therealilluminati

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    Yall le goooo :pigsfly:

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    WUT-IZ-SWAGU says:

    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    Wut scary
    —————-
    Girl it was the scariest times of my life I would go in and check on her during the night every night. When she had an episode she would be just sitting still and her heart would take off racing for about 30 minutes and when it slowed she would be exhausted like she just ran a marathon. But the doctors could never catch it! So I decided to take her to the specialist they hooked her up to a monitor and we found out she was having them every day. Some she just couldn’t detect because they weren’t causing discomfort. But her alarm was sounding so often she had to start sleeping with me.

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    yallcrazy says:

    Fay :yahoo:

    :cheer: <– no short shorts on underneath

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    what a sad and cold world we live in.. I hope she has family , that finds out and sues these sacks of shiet

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    Ace says:

    To continue on my point in #44

    There needs to be
    – public apologies (Press conference recognizing wrong doing)
    – written change in protocols (to prevent this from happening again)
    – firings and license revocations (head’s need to roll)
    – monetary compensation(here is your settlement…but cant be accepted without the other above stuff)
    – provided counseling

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    yallcrazy says:

    :waves: Saucey

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    SAUCEY82 says:

    @LAKES
    :hug:

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    SAUCEY82 says:

    @YALL
    :hug:

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    GAGIRL :kiss: Morning Hun !!!

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    WUT-IZ-SWAGU says:

    H-Townmama ( I let Fayla whip it REAL GOOD) says:

    SMH @Wut

    I remember when my oldest was two weeks old she started spitting up a lot. It was more than usual, next she started projectile vomiting. Mind you she was nursing. I took her to her pediatrician who proceeded to tell me I had new mom jitters and she was fine. When she was spitting up it would come out of her nose and mouth and once she even stopped breathing until we could clear her airway…I took her to another dr and she had a severe case of GERD. She finally grew out of it by the time she turned one, but to this day when she gets really ill she has food come form her nose and mouth.
    ————————-
    WOW! Funny thing my she was diagnosed with that when she was little too. She was a premie and she would have projectile vomiting too. They made me put rice in her milk so I had to stop breast feeding and pump and put it in a bottle with the cereal. she was about 4 or 5 months old and weight about 5 pounds. She was 1pound 13 oz at birth.

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    yallcrazy says:

    Yep Ace!

    :zipslips:

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    prynsexxx says:

    Ace says:

    By accepting these “settlements” out of court …Families allow hospitals and other large organizations to sweep things under the rug, which does absolutely nothing to garner support, sympathy or expose the problem that your bringing to lighting this post and in general.
    __________________________________

    My “place of employment” STAY getting sued for SOMETHING! But we never hear about it.

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    yallcrazy says:

    Hey now H :danban:

    :lol:
    ————————
    :waves: HERRO Jenny

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    Sassy! Muthaf**king, Sassy! says:

    This sh*t is sickening….

    And most cops are nothing but vigilantes with badges. I’ve never had a bad experience with a cop (they ALWAYS laugh and let me walk…dunno why), but I did dig in one’s azz back in 2010 when they arrested Mister when we were coming home from dinner for having a suspended license…..that he didnt know was suspended.

    And these hospitals….. :no: Sandra- what was the name of the hospital that your niece went to or can you not release that?

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    JMO says:

    Ace says:

    To continue on my point in #44

    There needs to be
    – public apologies (Press conference recognizing wrong doing)
    – written change in protocols (to prevent this from happening again)
    – firings and license revocations (head’s need to roll)
    – monetary compensation(here is your settlement…but cant be accepted without the other above stuff)
    – provided counseling
    ________________________________________________________________

    :cosign: … good comment

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    ELove says:

    @MizzDallas (Comment #8)
    That’s Exactly WTF “THAT MEANS” Though Baby !!! :rofl:

    Beauty TIPS for BLACK Females use to be SO DAMN Simple Though :coffee:

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    JMO says:

    prynsexxx says:

    Ace says:

    By accepting these “settlements” out of court …Families allow hospitals and other large organizations to sweep things under the rug, which does absolutely nothing to garner support, sympathy or expose the problem that your bringing to lighting this post and in general.
    __________________________________

    My “place of employment” STAY getting sued for SOMETHING! But we never hear about it.
    _____________________________________________________________________

    Sounds like a potential payday if I happen to go there and trip on some Fabuloso eh :think:

    :lol: j/k

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    Sassy! Muthaf**king, Sassy! says:

    Also…in agreement with Ace.

    I can’t sign a gag order and just take the money if my loved one dies. My mouth is too big, my voice is too loud, my temper is too bad and my liable to act a pure, full DONKEY when somebody tries to fukk me over would have that sh*t on the evening news as: “family member of wrongly diagnosed patient who died in standoff/hostage situation with hospital administration” before they could even get the paper wet with ink to MAKE a damned offer.

    :no:

    My “keeping it real” goes TOO wrong for that.

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    ELove says:

    :kiss: :hug: to ALL MY Sexxy Fine-AZZ Ladies aka BABIES Though :wink:

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    Sassy! Muthaf**king, Sassy! says:

    @MizzDallas
    Nah, that just means you better get em threaded on Saturday. :lol:

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    Iheart says:

    This is just so terrible :sad:

    :offtopic: So I had a dream about all you crazy ass people here :lol: We had a SR meet & greet and Sandra came to the podium to speak to all of us and she didn’t have a British accent and we were all looking at each other like :shocked:

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    Taking my azz to wendys today for one of dem juicy burgers :coffee: ready for Lurch already :thinking:

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    My mother accepted a settlement from Walter Reed Hospital. She was real petite and had me natural when it should have been a c-section. The dr ( a resident who was to call the MD in charge if any difficulties arose) pulled to hard on my neck and they didn’t even tell my mother that i was paralyzed. she happened to notice that my left side wasn’t moving the day before she was released. She couldn’t even sue because she was in the Army as was my dad and they are considered property of the government. The only thing she could do was reach a hasty settlement when she finished serving due to the statue of limitations.

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    ELove says:

    @Ace :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
    That’s RIGHT Dawg !!! :yes:

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    NaijaGal says:

    Police officers and such tend to have ‘governmental immunity’ on their side

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    I forgot to send my regards to Sandra’s niece….

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    Ace :cosign:
    Sassy :yes: I would lose my fukn understanding… Patience… :no:

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    Iheart says:

    This is just so terrible :sad:

    :offtopic: So I had a dream about all you crazy ass people here :lol: We had a SR meet & greet and Sandra came to the podium to speak to all of us and she didn’t have a British accent and we were all looking at each other like :shocked:
    __________________

    :rofl: :hahaha:

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    NaijaGal says:

    E-luvah :kiss:

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    Iheart :lol:

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    Elove :hi:

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    Hey ELOVE now thats how you greet of the ROSES of Sandra :wink:

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    Iheart says:

    Wonders if Wut is in here :thinking: I feel like singing my song again :yes:

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    Iheart says:

    Hey Elovah :hi:

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    LovesLove85 says:

    This is horrible! But it happens too often. Ive had something similar happen to me and thankfully it didnt lead to my death.

    Sorry to hear about your niece Sandra.

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    YSoSrs says:

    :waves: @iHEART

    Sooo…How many of us were naked in said dream? Names and descriptions please. :waiting:

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    LADYTEA says:

    utterlty ridiculous and heartbreaking at the same time. She was treated very poorly, being sat on the floor they could have at least sat her on the damn cott. bastards!!! :cry:

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    Iheart says:

    @Htown, Typical army medical bullshyt :cuss: They treat the service members like fuggin second class citizens sometimes :cuss:

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    Iheart says:

    @Yso,I dont think anyone was naked :lol: That’s the only part of the damn dream that I remember :mad:

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    JMO says:

    Iheart says:

    This is just so terrible :sad:

    :offtopic: So I had a dream about all you crazy ass people here :lol: We had a SR meet & greet and Sandra came to the podium to speak to all of us and she didn’t have a British accent and we were all looking at each other like :shocked:
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    :rofl:

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    @Iheart
    Yes and to this day I suffer from medical issues. I have brachial plexus also known as Erb’s palsy and have had one surgery, but need more. I was in Occupational and Physical therapy 21 years total and I’m only 28! :cuss:

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    tierraboo618 says:

    When you don’t have insurance and/or poor, that equals drive-thru medical treatment. It’s sad that most of these doctors and hospitals do not honor the Hippocratic Oath, but instead honor the all-mighty dollar. :(

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    J Said it! says:

    this is sad! Omerica the beautiful huh! I pray for her love ones. we ina a war yall

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    J Said it! says:

    Omerica no longer has compassion for humans.. we treat animals way better than humans.. Lord this woman was in pain and it hurts to see someone had to suffer and cry out for help… Lord send some compassion to this earth please!!!

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    laterthannever says:

    This is a great post. Too bad there isn’t a nurse Jackie in every hospital that cares, hustles, and listens to patients.

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    Crickett says:

    If they think your a druggie, why not do a drug test and go from there. Sickening. my doctor would not give me Zanax to take an MRI because he didn’t believe I was claustrophobic- I acted a fool in that death chamber. I tried it again, didn’t last 2 seconds. The attendent told me to find another doctor to prescribe what I needed. If they think your a druggie, why not do a drug test and go from there.

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    Angie says:

    @ niajagal @yallcrazy hey boo’s :-)

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    Sandra Rose says:

    @ Ace, I understand your point. But I’m the one who told my sister to retain an attorney that same day. In my opinion she was hitting the hospital where it hurts. And believe me, when a hospital has to pay out a settlement, they do make changes in patient care and policies.

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    Sandra Rose says:

    @ Lady_L, you’re welcome!

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    Sandra Rose says:

    @ WUT-IZ-SWAGU: if I remember my telemetry lessons correctly, occasional SVTs are considered more harmless than PVCs or atrial fibrillation.

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    Sandra Rose says:

    Thank you Fayla. I’m sorry I’m seeing these comments so late in the day. :)

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