Posted by | January 7, 2016 10:10 | Filed under: Andrew Bradford Contributors News Behaving Badly

Had the medical staff at Calhoun Liberty Hospital in Blountstown, Florida, been doing their jobs and providing medical attention to those who show up in their emergency room, Barbara Dawson might still be alive. Instead, Ms. Dawson was examined, told to leave the hospital, and police were called to handcuff and remove her when she continued to complain she didn’t feel well.

A day later, Barbara Dawson died of a blood clot in her lungs….READ MORE at LiberalAmerica

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By: Andrew Bradford

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  • tracey marie

    This is disgusting, the hospital and the doctors need to be sued for all they are worth and all medical personel involved have to be stripped of their medical licenses.

  • mistlesuede

    This does not surprise me at all after two bad emergency room experiences, once for my son who’s appendix was inflamed and leaking into his pelvis and myself when it turns out I had torn my labrum in my hip. It was the same thing, telling them something is very, very wrong and them saying that there is nothing wrong and releasing us.



  • FatRat

    (attorney)Crump also said that a police officer can be heard commenting that Ms. Dawson was faking her illness:
    “You hear him saying to the captain, ‘I thought she was just being non-compliant.’”

    I could understand a cops opinion that a woman would lie about severe pains if she was trying to avoid being arrested for shoplifting/speeding ticket/etc; I need to go to the hospital!!! I don’t understand how a cop can give a medical opinion against a woman who is trying to get medical help at a hospital. Did the cop think she was trying to avoid a speeding ticket? If you arent’ seeking drugs or trying to avoid arrest, chances are you have a dire medical problem.