Esmin Green died on the floor of an emergency room waiting area in New York. Surveillance video shows her slumping then falling from a chair onto the tiles. No one offers to help until it’s too late, not the other patients, not the guards. A doctor walks in to look, but didn’t touch, and then about two minutes later a nurse shows up and starts to act, but of course by then Green is dead.
Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn released a statement saying they “are shocked and distressed by the situation.” Some of the staff were suspended or fired.
49-year-old Green had been waiting nearly 24 hours to be seen.
This happened June 20, 2008.