Skip to comments.Man, 30, dies during EIGHT HOUR wait in an emergency room after going in for a rash
Posted on 01/26/2014 12:39:19 PM PST by Mad Dawgg
One New York man went to the hospital for a rash and died in the waiting room during an 8-hour-wait for care.
30-year-old John Verrier went to St.Barnabas Hospital's ER for a rash on Sunday nigh at 10 p.m. At 6:40 in the morning, a security guard discovered a dead 30-year-old John Verrier slumped over in his chair.
A worker from St.Barnabas Hospital says that he was cold, blue, and stiff and says that he may have been dead for several hours.
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After Obamacare: Waiting to Die Room...
Hey Obama Voters. How is that Hopey-Changey thing working out?
Was it lethal case of jock itch?
oh, it WILL get worse.
It doesn’t seem to say what he died from. Did I miss it?
It’s just starting folks.
“Wsiting (for a credit check) Room”
Looks like the UK NHS has finally arrived in the US.
I am going venture "Lack of Medical Care" being he walked into the ER waiting room and died there and the average wait time is over 5 hours.
Not to judge based on appearance but that FB pic be lookin’ like a gangsta...just sayin....
Sounds a lot like the rash some women have when they have ‘toxic shock’
Damned rat infestation in NYC!
The rash appears to have been terminal.
I could go into an ER waiting room, and I wouldn’t die from “lack of medical care,” because I’m not sick or injured. If the man died in a few hours, he had something wrong with him. The article says only “a rash,” with no further description.
The suggestion of an allergic reaction made above is reasonable. Maybe that was it.
I also would not be shocked. On the other hand, it could have been a food allergy.
All those illegal aliens got first dibs
If it was or not??? but I thought this was valuable information...
The glass test
Some doctors and Foundations refer to the drinking glass or pressure’ test pressing a clear tumbler firmly against the rash, to see if it fades under pressure (like a harmless rash does), or stays red, indicating a septicemic rash.
The concern with this test is that it is not 100% reliable, especially in the early stages, and can give you a false sense of security. You need to keep testing at regular intervals. However if a rash appears, along with other symptoms, it’s wise not to wait around trying to diagnose it yourself, but go straight to a doctor or hospital.
LMAO...good one. I meant to say obamacare will make our healthcare system worse.
True, better to die from 0bamacare in the ER than @ home. Less cleanup for the NOK.
Still tragic a 30 y/o man died.
However, from the looks of him, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a gunshot wound and he was low-key about it for fear of cops.
Rash? Symptomology of Obamacare.
A technological means of dealing with such things might be found in a USB wall outlet. While waiting, a patient would wear a sensor around their neck, connected to this wall outlet. It would continually monitor their vitals, and if anything was amiss it would notify a nurse.
Great idea, and why not go wireless with it.
About 15 yrs ago, my father was nearly sent home from the ER by a “doctor” who determined that he had the flu.... my mother protested vigorously. As it turned out, he’d had a stroke.
I’ve heard if you’re really concerned about what’s ailing you, call an ambulance. Something about the ER is required to see ambulance-arrivals first...?
There’s no way I’d wait in an ER for 8 hours for anything. The longest I’ve ever waited was an hour. I don’t go unless I’m really, really sick. There are other options than an ER.
since we don’t why he died (i.e. the medical condition) it is almost impossible to comment upon. WHY would anyone go to the ER for a rash? Why not see your own doc?
He was probably sitting in the ER at the end of a line of illegal (sorry, unregistered) aliens.
Last stage of leprosy.
If the TV was set to CNN, on the other hand... :)
rash coulda been sepsis, or mrsa infection.
It doesn’t say where this hospital is. I would imagine one of the boroughs but I could be wrong. If he was that sick, and he was competent mentally, he should have gotten to another ER - NYC is loaded with them. Hospitals vary. I know this because my mother makes a habit of visiting ERs. No one should die in a waiting room.
Nearly there....how about when this get implemented in the USA....the "Obamapath".....
130,000 elderly patients killed every year by death pathway, claims leading UK doctor
by Thaddeus Baklinski Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:02 EST Tags: euthanasia, patrick pullicino, uk
LONDON, June 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An eminent British doctor told a meeting of the Royal Society of Medicine in London that every year 130,000 elderly patients that die while under the care of the National Health Service (NHS) have been effectively euthanized by being put on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), a protocol for care of the terminally ill that he described as a death pathway.
Sit back and enjoy your Obamacare.
Scaled for population sizes...that gives over 750,000 euthanizing events a year in USA.
And of course the MSM is silent on this. It’s more about how many have enrolled (but not paid) that’s important.
Wireless vital sign monitoring products are just coming on the market from at least two companies, now that you mention it. The wireless aspect is still waiting final FDA approval.
Actually St. Barnabas is one of the oldest hospitals in NYC. Founded around the time of the War Between the States. It was where nitrous oxygen was first used.
Because you can end up dead quickly. See comments 20 and 33.
Ugh, good point. I’m surprised more people don’t die from that in airports.
Why go USB? Why not surgically implant a little micro-processor to monitor those vitals wirelessly? Hey, we can require them for anyone using the “Affordable Care Act” services!
/seriously, one day, I’ll have to refuse
I considered that, however, hospitals already have a heavy wireless load. If they could handle it, great.
At my local VA the wait is between 8 and 12 hours.
The ER doesn't have the resources to monitor and attend to everyone waiting in line. That's why there is a line -- there aren't enough resources to deal with that many patients. Yes, to some extent life-threatening situations in the line can be prioritized and seen immediately, but this is often obvious even without the vital signs being monitored. Additionally, vital sign monitoring would miss many types of deteriorating conditions and its usefulness in that context is limited.
While there are those that want that, in a typical ER, it would be far more practical to have reusable units that could just be hung around the neck and would lay on the chest or back, possibly with a little adhesive to keep them in the right spot.
They have long had similar devices for individual purposes, like non-invasive blood sugar readings for diabetics. But again the idea is to identify someone who looks okay, but is in a medical emergency.
“It doesnt seem to say what he died from. Did I miss it?”
No, and as disturbing as this story is I think they’ve left out the most important part.
OK, we know nothing about this guy except that he was very young to just be dying all of a sudden.
They say he had a rash, well, it must have been pretty bad in some way or another for him to have gone to the hospital over it.
So, what did he die of? Is anybody, besides us, even asking the question?
Surely someone is asking, given that it might be communicable.
Herbert Bock: It is all rubbish isn't it. I mean... transplants, anti-bodies, we can produce birth ectogenetically, we can clone people like carrots, and half the kids in this ghetto haven't been inoculated for polio. We have established an enormous medical entity and we're sicker than ever. We cure nothing! We heal, nothing! The whole goddamn wretched world, strangulating in front of our eyes.
Lots of other great quotes, George C Scott, and the delectable Diana Rigg.
A reasonable thought. According to this, he did have a history of drug abuse, and even tho’ the family said he had been clean recently....
it is not unknown for IVDUs to shoot up in the rest-rooms while waiting to be seen at EDs in some NYC hospitals (or even on the wards if they are inpatients). Sad case anyway you look at it.
The Left will call this a success. The man came in ill and when he left he was no longer ill (he was dead but technically he was no longer ill). ObamaCare cured him. Sort of like when you quit looking for a job you are no longer considered “unemployed” as far as the gubmit’s concerned. Same deal here; if you’re dead you’re no longer sick. NEXT!