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Hidden camera catches nurses' shocking response to dying man's calls for help

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Harrowing footage has revealed the moment carers appeared to laugh and smile while a dying elderly man called for help at a nursing home.

The newly released clip shows the patient James Dempsey, 89, in urgent need of assistance lying in his bed at the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Centre in Georgia, US.

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"Help me, I can't breathe," Mr Dempsey can be heard screaming before three nurses attend his calls.

Despite Mr Dempsey's pleas for help, the women can be seen and heard laughing among themselves.

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About two hours after his initial call for help, the nurses are then seen administering CPR for several minutes before paramedics arrive, who were unable to revive Mr Dempsey.

The footage was captured after Mr Dempsey's family installed the camera as a precaution and believed his death was down to natural causes until watching back the footage.

The owners of the nursing home fought to keep the video secret but the extended clip has since come to light in an ongoing lawsuit over Mr Dempsey's death, First Coast News reported.

Previous footage released in 2015 shows the carers failing to respond to several calls from the patient before telling him to "calm down."

His son, Tim Dempsey, filed the lawsuit against the facility, which is owned by one of the largest nursing home operators in the country, Atlanta-based Sava Senior care.

“The biggest problem to me is the attempt to cover it up,”the Dempsey family's lawyer, Michael Prieto, told WSBTV Atlanta in 2015.

“If they made a mistake then a person of integrity stands up and says I made mistake and you deal with the consequences that certainly hasn’t happened in this case."

The video has since led nursing staff to change their story of how they responded to the February 2014 incident.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/37857187/footage-shows-moment-nurses-laugh-while-elderly-man-dies-us/

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Bella

Do you know lately we have been seeing a lot of this happening in nursing homes

 

I mean yes old people go in there for extra care which they would not get in there own home

Or relatives who want there own lives put there mums and dads in here so they have no responibilty

 

I mean elderly throw there money into being looked after not to be treated like idiots as you see here the person needed assistance with breathing but they were laughing meaning the nurses

There can be a problem with staff ratio but here we have three nurses so it was not this

 

I sometimes wonder if we should screen who works in these places as we see they really dont want to be here

The elderly are still human and not there faults there put there and really it is good this is coming out into the open

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justLiz
13 hours ago, Bella said:

Do you know lately we have been seeing a lot of this happening in nursing homes

 

I mean yes old people go in there for extra care which they would not get in there own home

Or relatives who want there own lives put there mums and dads in here so they have no responibilty

 

I mean elderly throw there money into being looked after not to be treated like idiots as you see here the person needed assistance with breathing but they were laughing meaning the nurses

There can be a problem with staff ratio but here we have three nurses so it was not this

 

I sometimes wonder if we should screen who works in these places as we see they really dont want to be here

The elderly are still human and not there faults there put there and really it is good this is coming out into the open

 

taking care of older people, with disabilities including of the mind (dementia) is one of the most difficult jobs there is and not everyone is fit for it.

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Bella

I agree Liz

But maybe one has to look on who is being employed as if you are paying money for care you should have proper care not this

 

or some nurse or carer whacking you if they cant cope 

There as l said too much of this happening to out elderly and amazed that you got to put  a camera in to catch them

Also alot of these places are for profit not care so you see that down side on what one has seen now 

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