Hos­pi­tal pays US$450,000 for ‘dump­ing’ home­less pa­tient

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A Los An­ge­les hos­pi­tal will pay US$450,000 to set­tle a law­suit al­leg­ing that it “dumped” a men­tally ill home­less lady in the street, wear­ing only sim­ple pa­per pa­ja­mas. The city sued the Gar­dens Re­gional Hos­pi­tal and Med­i­cal Cen­ter in April 2015, stat­ing that its em­ploy­ees had driven the 38-year-old wo­man suf­fer­ing from schizophre­nia and other men­tal dis­or­ders to a wel­come cen­tre for the home­less in the city’s Skid Row dis­trict. The wo­man, who was also di­a­betic and asth­matic, had no money, med­i­cal pre­scrip­tion or iden­tity pa­pers, and could not be ad­mit­ted. She there­after wan­dered the streets for hours.

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