( Daily Mail ) This is the chilling moment a group of nurses laughed as a World War II veteran died in a Georgia care home.
The nurses were meant to be fixing an oxygen mask onto 89-year-old James Dempsey after he called for help saying he couldn’t breathe.
But a surveillance camera captured them laughing as the breathing machine failed, and Dempsey fell unconscious, and records show they waited an hour to call 911.
One of the nurses is seen laughing so hard she is doubled over Dempsey’s deathbed.
Initially, Dempsey’s family in Woodstock, Georgia, thought he had died of natural causes in Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center in 2014.
However, his son Tim had promised they would install a hidden camera when he first moved in there as he feared mistreatment.
Weeks after Dempsey’s death, Tim reviewed the footage – and what he saw sparked a three-year legal battle.
Despite watching the video in court in 2015, the nurses kept their licenses until now that local television station WXIA-TV/11Alive persuaded the court to release the footage to the public.
La vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, Texas is trapped in waist deep water from Hurricane Harvey.
Timothy McIntosh, who stated on Twitter he is Florida, got a photo from his wife the flooded assisted living facility which is owned owned by her mother, posted the photo with messages:
“La vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson Texas is almost underwater with nursing home patients” and “Need help asap emergency services please RETWEET”.
The photo was first posted at 9:57 a.m. EDT. The seniors were rescued in three hours after that with McIntosh announcing the rescue at 1:11 p.m. EDT.
Excerpt of the Daily News report:
Fifteen senior citizens were evacuated from the La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, David Popoff, the city’s emergency management coordinator confirmed on Sunday afternoon.
A picture of the residents sitting in waist-deep water went viral on Twitter on Sunday.
Poppoff said the residents were rescued by helicopter.
“We were air-lifting grandmothers and grandfathers,” Popoff said.”