No charges in Broughton Hospital patient's death

Oct 14, 2007 | Posted by: Charlotte.com | Full story: Charlotte.com

“And everyone should have access to health care.”

No criminal action will be taken in the February death of a Broughton Hospital patient who died of asphyxia after a staff member sat on his torso.The death of 27-year-old Anthony Lowery, a patient at the mental health hospital in Morganton, was one of the incidents that led the federal government to stop Medicaid and Medicare payments in August.

On Monday, the district attorney's office that serves Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties said in a letter to the State Bureau of Investigation that it will not charge the staff member who restrained Lowery in the death. Read more

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It has been proven many times over that mental illness runs in families. Debbie is proving this point quite well on here with her posts.
Anyone with any common sense knows you really can not believe what a mental patient tells you. As someone else said, they will tell you anything to make you feel guilty for putting them away. Most of them do not belong on the streets because they are dangerous.Debbie believes her brother was thrown through a window. A WINDOW THAT HAS A WIRE MESH SCREEN OVER IT! Now, stop and think about that. Just how is this possible? ITS NOT!
For your information,I am not never have been in a mental institution,The story i have told about my brother is true,Idk what they have in that place now,but in 1978.When my brother was there,i don't know how them staff people done it but they did indeed throw him threw some kinda plate glass window.He has the scare on his nose to prove it,they had to sow it back on his face .I have no reason to lie,nor to make up any kind of story.It is true believe or not it is up to you,does not matter to me .all I know these people that are being so mean to me on here must (them self's have something to hide )If they didn't they wouldn't be so aggressive to me and one day you will mess with the wrong person there and they are going to mess you up!All I want was to get some kinda of justice for my brother.Good day all
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Debbie ,who started the crap, will never let it die down until everyone believes her crap. I doubt that will ever happen. She can believe whatever she wants but anyone with half a brain will KNOW that this yarn is just a tale from a mental patient looking to make the family feel guilty for dumping him there instead of taking care of them at home.
For one thing ms Susan,nobody dumped him there,ok and just because someone has mental problems.dont mean you cant believe them,that is so wrong for you to say that,thee have been very smart honest people who have mental break downs,they are mental pts.They have problems,not liars,If you are a perrfesional you be able to tell the different between a lie and the truth
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<quoted text>For your information,I am not never have been in a mental institution,The story i have told about my brother is true,Idk what they have in that place now,but in 1978.When my brother was there,i don't know how them staff people done it but they did indeed throw him threw some kinda plate glass window.He has the scare on his nose to prove it,they had to sow it back on his face .I have no reason to lie,nor to make up any kind of story.It is true believe or not it is up to you,does not matter to me .all I know these people that are being so mean to me on here must (them self's have something to hide )If they didn't they wouldn't be so aggressive to me and one day you will mess with the wrong person there and they are going to mess you up!All I want was to get some kinda of justice for my brother.Good day all
Just because you believe your brother DOES NOT make it true! That is a large part of your problem Debbie. You have to understand your brother has a mental illness and what he believes and tells you probably is NOT true. After reading all these posts about the wire mesh on the windows, I can not understand HOW you can believe that someone threw him through a window.That is just NOT POSSIBLE. Most likely what happened was he upset another patient and they punched him. He is not going to admit to that it was his fault and probably is laughing behind your back cause you believe the window story. Looks like attention seeking behavior runs in your family. As soon as you realize that his story can not be true and confront him with this lifelong lie, things will be better for both of you.
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debbie dont pay any atention to these people that have no understanding they havent lived it so there ignorant to it. i lived it along with hundreds of thousands of people and i promise i will get my justice weither it be in court or the good lord above! it doesnt matter what people think an by the way just because i cant spell good dont mean im crazy get a life cause for you guys to come on here just to disagree on something you know nothing about makes you crazy!
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Just because you believe your brother DOES NOT make it true! That is a large part of your problem Debbie. You have to understand your brother has a mental illness and what he believes and tells you probably is NOT true. After reading all these posts about the wire mesh on the windows, I can not understand HOW you can believe that someone threw him through a window.That is just NOT POSSIBLE. Most likely what happened was he upset another patient and they punched him. He is not going to admit to that it was his fault and probably is laughing behind your back cause you believe the window story. Looks like attention seeking behavior runs in your family. As soon as you realize that his story can not be true and confront him with this lifelong lie, things will be better for both of you.
okay my brothers nose fell off by itself ,my brother has scars to prove it mentally as well as body wise ,wake up see the truth.
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It is very much appearant that Debbie also has mental issues. She has been told by many posters to seek treatment but she refuses. There is a huge problem within her family and she needs to seek help.
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debbie dont pay any atention to these people that have no understanding they havent lived it so there ignorant to it. i lived it along with hundreds of thousands of people and i promise i will get my justice weither it be in court or the good lord above! it doesnt matter what people think an by the way just because i cant spell good dont mean im crazy get a life cause for you guys to come on here just to disagree on something you know nothing about makes you crazy!
I agree with you ,
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It is very much appearant that Debbie also has mental issues. She has been told by many posters to seek treatment but she refuses. There is a huge problem within her family and she needs to seek help.
most all of the people on here that do have mental problems for sure are the people who work at broughton hosp ,and they are afraid that the truth will come out and they will lose there jobs.Thats way they try so hard to make me look like I have the problem,thats how people like that get over on people,but I know the truth so do a lot of other people
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Dealing with mental illness can be overwhelming and in some cases, even debilitating depending on the severity of the symptoms an individual is experiencing. Although many times life situations contribute to mental illnesses developing, it is proven that the illness itself is hereditary, simply increasing the chance of developing it over time or with situations that trigger symptoms. Schizophrenia causes patients to believe they are hearing and seeing individuals, objects and life situations that simply do not exist.Bipolar disorder is another mental illness that is passed on with genetics. Debbie, please seek treatment. With all your family members having a mental illness, it appears to be a issue with you also.
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Dealing with mental illness can be overwhelming and in some cases, even debilitating depending on the severity of the symptoms an individual is experiencing. Although many times life situations contribute to mental illnesses developing, it is proven that the illness itself is hereditary, simply increasing the chance of developing it over time or with situations that trigger symptoms. Schizophrenia causes patients to believe they are hearing and seeing individuals, objects and life situations that simply do not exist.Bipolar disorder is another mental illness that is passed on with genetics. Debbie, please seek treatment. With all your family members having a mental illness, it appears to be a issue with you also.
Thank u for your so called advice but, I am not mentally ill ,I have been to get tested and i am fine .I do not hear voices that are not there. What I have posted on is true,If you do not believe it .That s on you,please stop making accusation about me that are not true,maybe you are the the one with these things wrong with you,and if so I hope you don't in up in a place like that.Have a good day
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debbie dont pay any atention to these people that have no understanding they havent lived it so there ignorant to it. i lived it along with hundreds of thousands of people and i promise i will get my justice weither it be in court or the good lord above! it doesnt matter what people think an by the way just because i cant spell good dont mean im crazy get a life cause for you guys to come on here just to disagree on something you know nothing about makes you crazy!
Thats so true,You seem to be a very smart person,thanks for sharing.
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<quoted text>Thank u for your so called advice but, I am not mentally ill ,I have been to get tested and i am fine .I do not hear voices that are not there. What I have posted on is true,If you do not believe it .That s on you,please stop making accusation about me that are not true,maybe you are the the one with these things wrong with you,and if so I hope you don't in up in a place like that.Have a good day
Debbie, Please explain to the people on here why you believe your brothers story when there is NO WAY it really happened. It is all in his delusional mind. And you believe him. Thats the main reason it appears that you also have a mental illness.
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I believe whole heartily that a select few employees at Broughton should not be working in a mental facility. I am still dealing with the charges that Helen Haynes and Tracey Kirkski placed 12 hours after my minor daughter found out my father had past. I think they are spiteful, women that took revenge because my daughter said she was kicked and her hair pulled (advocates decision made and they waited to see the result and ran to press charges that day. Went to court on the 25th and they would not drop it so the judge ask for a forensic test for my daughter. I said I will be glad to go to court. Perhaps I should take charges out on them from what my daughter has told me and after being in placements for four years and never accusing anyone causing her harm I bele I've her. Such a shame for staff members not to realize how much emotional stress this has put on my daughter. I should sue for aggravating her condition and causing emotional harm. Do these women even care she is still in a facility still after four years? It's because she is mentally ill and they should have some type of compassion if they were competent enough to read her issues with greif. I say that each situation is different and if you can't separate your judgements from being a compassionate caregiver in a place where unfortunate outburst happen, work somewhere else. This has been going on since December and what they want to achieve is unknown. Did they see I made more money than they did and want compensation? Good luck, I have medical bills and travel bills out the ying yang. And if anyone knows these "healthcare" workers and are offended that I mentioned names, so be it. Maybe another family or more importantly, a patient won't have to endure this kind of situation.
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I have a question, why when a patient makes a complaint of assault why aren't the police contacted instead of an advocate? If the situation had been revealed to me the moment it happened I would have requested a police investigation for my daughter. I am an involved parent, consistent visits and gift, so I'm not just a mother of a "naughty"
Kid, as some inept person stated earlier. That kind of opinion just adds to the inadequate care and uncalled for judgements against mentally ill children and their families. The symptoms of mental illness very is intense during adolesence & an educated person would know that children express their feelings differently than adults. Unfortunaty, as rage, anger outburst. I in no means advocate violence, I detest it. But, when my daughter is in an intense bout and needs to be hospitalized, I want to know she is safe and isn't a victim of judgement and gets the medica attention she needs. You have no ideal how it felt when I had to tell my daughter of my fathers death and the worst part is she was hospitalized and could not be involved during the funeral for closure.what we received from Broughton was assault charges as a part of our memory of my fathers death. BTW, I opened my mail today and my request for her medical records were denied. Off to the lawyers to obtain copies, although I'm sure they have been adequately adjusted and a letter to the NC medical board
In the morning. Time to express concern to someone about the staff. Perhaps a reporter fromCharlotte would be interested. So tired of the stress of all of this!
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patrick wrote:
Dealing with mental illness can be overwhelming and in some cases, even debilitating depending on the severity of the symptoms an individual is experiencing. Although many times life situations contribute to mental illnesses developing, it is proven that the illness itself is hereditary, simply increasing the chance of developing it over time or with situations that trigger symptoms. Schizophrenia causes patients to believe they are hearing and seeing individuals, objects and life situations that simply do not exist.Bipolar disorder is another mental illness that is passed on with genetics. Debbie, please seek treatment. With all your family members having a mental illness, it appears to be a issue with you also.
Thank you for the Intelligent perspective on mental illness. We unfortunately have both bipolar and schizophrenia in our family. I have severe depression and feel lucky to only deal with that. My daughter? Still not sure....
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Debbie, Please explain to the people on here why you believe your brothers story when there is NO WAY it really happened. It is all in his delusional mind. And you believe him. Thats the main reason it appears that you also have a mental illness.
Thats just it,the staff there think they can treat pts anyway they want to because in there words,You cant believe a mentally ill pt,Thats crazy talk in it self,they may have lots of problems but they do know when someone has hurt them,the staff think that they can treat anyone they want the way they want,because they think they can always discredit them make them look stupid just as they are trying to do to me,give it up losers,im as sane as they come probably more so then you,also some of the most smartest people out there pts etc, have mental problems,that would be so funny if you staff were set up,since it is possible to fake mental illness as you all say,be funny someone pretended to be sick just to bust yalls ass ,that would be so very funny
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Also Patric ,If you are born with yes they are inherit,but my brother was not born with it,oh guess you are gonna call me lie bout that too
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The more I read Debbies post, The more I have to agree with the posters that mental illness runs in her family and she has not gotten treatment for her symptoms. Attention seeking behavior aka DRAMA QUEEN. There is no way possible that her brother was thrown through any windows where patients are allowed to be at Broughton. Heck those mesh screens on the windows are to thick that you can barely see through them! How could someone be thrown through them? Anyone who is in their right mind would see this is impossible and just another delusion.. Keep on believing this crap Debbie, and start watching for the space ship to land in your yard and take you away. Duh!
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The more I read Debbies post, The more I have to agree with the posters that mental illness runs in her family and she has not gotten treatment for her symptoms. Attention seeking behavior aka DRAMA QUEEN. There is no way possible that her brother was thrown through any windows where patients are allowed to be at Broughton. Heck those mesh screens on the windows are to thick that you can barely see through them! How could someone be thrown through them? Anyone who is in their right mind would see this is impossible and just another delusion.. Keep on believing this crap Debbie, and start watching for the space ship to land in your yard and take you away. Duh!
Duh I never said it was where the pts are( suppose )to be,I do not know where they took my brother,but yes indeed it did happen.Why of all the things,I have posted on here,that happen to my brother,are you all just talking about this one darn thing? Never said that he was thrown threw mes mash what ever they are called windows,I said he was throw threw a plate glass window !Because he was!he has the scar to prove it right across his nose!Remember this happened back in 1970s.How do you know what they had back then?
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<quoted text>okay my brothers nose fell off by itself ,my brother has scars to prove it mentally as well as body wise ,wake up see the truth.
By the way you can not tear someones nose off by just punching them.Now who has the mental problems????????

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