Friday, June 15, 2007

Emergency at Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital Takes a Back Seat

This Week’s Top Scrooge - June 15, 2007


No one should be ignored in a hospital emergency room lobby.

But right here in America, in Los Angeles, California, inside the Martin Luther King-Harbor Hospital emergency room lobby, on May 9, 2007, someone was ignored and died as a result.

Edith Isabel Rodriguez, 43, died in the King-Harbor emergency room after writhing in pain on the floor for 45 minutes. The world knows about it because the incident was captured on security cameras and two witnesses called 911 requesting help and they are rebuffed.

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