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December 19, 2013

Lawsuit: 'Dying or already dead' man forcibly discharged from hospital

A'Darrin Washington was found 'cold to the touch' in the taxi after being discharged from a hospital in 2011

WSOCTV

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina mom is suing a security firm whose guards are accused of forcibly removing her son from a hospital even though he was allegedly dying — or possibly already dead. 

Deborah Washington claims security guards at Cumberland County Hospital took her son to the hospital's lobby, moved him from his wheelchair into a waiting taxi, and buckled him up even though he was at the very least gravely ill.

In the lawsuit against AlliedBurton Security Services and as reported on CourtHouseNews.com, it's alleged that a hospital nurse called for security to "escort Mr. Washington from his hospital bed to the lobby for discharge because Mr. Washington was allegedly "uncooperative" and "refusing to talk or move."  A'Darrin Washington's mother claims he wasn't cooperating "due to the fact that he was dying."

Full story: Lawsuit: 'Dying or possibly already dead' man forcibly discharged from hospital

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