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Woman dies ignored on hospital waiting room floor.

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« on: July 01, 2008, 04:55:29 pm »

Woman dies ignored on hospital waiting room floor

Story HighlightsSurveillance video shows woman fall from chair, thrash on floor, then lie still

People around ignore her for almost an hour, the video shows

Several staffers fired at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, over the incident

Lawyers are suing hospital, alleging neglect and abuse of patients

NEW YORK (AP) -- Video from a surveillance camera at a Brooklyn, New York, hospital shows a woman dying on the floor of a psychiatric emergency room while people nearby ignore her.

Surveillance video shows a woman lying on the hospital floor for almost an hour before anyone helped her.

 The video was released Monday by lawyers suing Kings County Hospital.

The lawsuit alleges neglect and abuse of mental health patients at the facility.

The video shows the 49-year-old woman keeling over and falling out out of her chair on June 19.  Watch the surveillance video

She lies facedown on the floor, then thrashes before going still.

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