Hospital Security?

Joseph Wheeler of Upper Marlboro MD, was in an automobile accident on June, 23. He woke up at Prince George's Hospital the following day. Upon asking for something to eat he was told by a nurse that he could not have anything as he was going to surgery. Surgery for a cancerous mass in his chest. Wheeler looked at his hospital bracelet and found it contained someone else's name. After talking to his wife, the Wheelers decided to leave the hospital for his safety. When they were told by a nurse that they could not leave, the couple prepared to leave anyway, as they were determined to exit a bad situation. The nurse called security, and two large, unpleasant men showed up. The men also told Wheeler he could not leave and when Wheeler insisted it was his right to leave he was beaten and sworn at. Before the couple managed to escape the bizarre situation, Wheeler was offered a private room and pain meds 'of his choice' to stay by an administrator and when he turned it down, was threatened for refusing to give the inaccurate bracelet back. He was assaulted again for trying to leave with the bracelet on his wrist as well. The man subsequently spent 3 days at another hospital being treated for broken ribs, a ruptured spleen,a concussion, and a sprained shoulder. Of course there is a pending lawsuit, but can you really blame the Wheelers?
     Posted By: Alex - Wed Aug 25, 2010

Comments! somebody is gonna get fried for this, in fact several somebodies i think.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/25/10 at 12:37 PM
Ah... the smell of long pork in the morning. Pour on a few flap-jacks, some genuine maple syrup and heaven can wait.

They should be made to take the Hypocritical Oath again.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/25/10 at 01:11 PM
not that kind of fried! :lol: in biiiggg trouble and joining the unemployed. 'hypocritical oath' great expat!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/25/10 at 01:21 PM
you just gotta love outsourcing .. especially in medical care .. what are we coming too ???
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 08/25/10 at 05:35 PM
Second rule of security:

You also have very few of the restrictions applied to cops: go for it!
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 08/25/10 at 06:03 PM
in my experience security guards are mostly cop wanna bes who did not qualify to become a police officer. as such they are willing to work a low paying job in private security for the power trip. the ones i have met (dated) were suffering from short man's syndrome and thought they were god's gift. 😕
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/25/10 at 06:12 PM
passin' i'm sure you are the exception that proves the rule sweetie. 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/25/10 at 11:28 PM
Ugh. Poor guy.

When I was younger, I got Baker Acted after running away. The cop who found me and my partner at a gas station was also, conveniently, one of the ones that had to trudge through a nasty swamp all night for nothing on our behalf.

Short story, we were thrown in the crazy ward because he was angry and said we were suicidal. Not knowing this, we get muscled in there and stuck for 5 days because we weren't to be released until we "fixed our little problem." Every time we asked what problem we were shoved back into the little rooms to think about it.

Thankfully the psychiatrist mentioned the "problem" and all was solved the next day.

But this guy...oh boy. Sorry dude.
Posted by RazzleCap in Clearwater on 08/26/10 at 12:00 AM
You know, RazzleCap, anyone who lives in Florida would HAVE to be considered crazy for running away. Why Disney himself chose that hallowed land for his greatest achievement who would not want to stay there forever.

Don't believe me? Just ask Chuck.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/26/10 at 01:07 AM
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