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article imageMom sues hospital for forcibly ejecting her dying son

By Cameron Christner     Dec 18, 2013 in Crime
A North Carolina mother is accusing hospital security guards of forcibly ejecting her son, despite the fact that he was dying.
Mrs. Washington's son, A'Darrin, has suffered from lymphoma throughout his life, and has been a regular patient at Cumberland County Hospital for the past ten years, due to relatively frequent bouts of pneumonia.
This time, A'Darrin ran into problems.
After being misdiagnosed and given the wrong antibiotics, A'Dirrin's condition worsened severely.
Once doctors realized their mistake and switched medicines, they declared him stable, and ordered him to be discharged.
Mrs. Washington claims her son was not fit to be released, but hospital staff would not relent.
A nurse ended up calling security to forcibly eject A'Darrin for being "uncooperative," and "refusing to talk or move." The boy's mother says he was not cooperating because he was dying, and had lost most, if not all, bodily functions.
The security guards, employed by AlliedBarton Security Services, proceeded to haul A'Darrin out of the hospital. They placed the him in a taxi, still unresponsive and despite concerns voiced by a pair of hospital staff members.
The taxi driver also expressed concerns, believing that A'Darrin was already dead. Nevertheless, he drove the boy home.
Mrs. Washington alleges A'Darrin was "unresponsive and cold to the touch," upon arrival at her house. A'Darrin was pronounced officially dead shortly after.
Mrs. Washington is suing the security company for "negligence, wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress."
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