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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debbie

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Jun 17, 2013
 
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Debbie,I have been a resident at broughton off and on since 1974. I KNOW the wire mesh screens were on all the windows where pts are since then. I have had a drug problem since the war and I have been on most of the wards there.I CAN PROMISE YOU, IT DID NOT HAPPEN THE WAY YOUR BROTHER SAYS IT DID!The staff at broughton are mostly very caring people.They may be a few that are not AS caring as others but none of them just jerk people up and throw them through a window.For the main reason, there is snoops on the ward who would report them and they would loose their jobs. And the biggest reason is the wire screens. Your brother is delusional and thats all there is to it. No way did it happen like he says it did.
Also, You yourself have quite a few issues.Your anger problems and attention seeking behavior is totally ruling your life and as long as you let it, it WILL! You should care more about yourself and family to allow it to take over your life as you have. I know you are just gonna come back and blast me as you do everyone else who points out your problems but I really dont care because I KNOW you have problems and I am not going to judge you for it.In fact, I denied having problems for quite some time until almost all my family was afraid of me. I finally went for help, mainly to prove to them that it was THEM who had problems and not me. On a trail basis, i agreed to take the meds and prove to my family they were nuts and I was fine. ANd you know what??? They were right! My whole life changed after taking the meds for some time. I have backslid several times due to old friends coming around and convincing me that there was nothing wrong with me and I didnt need the meds but I havent been back at Broughton for several yrs now. I KNOW I have problems and the meds is the answer. I am thankful for the staff at broughton because if it wasnt for them, i would have been on the streets, crazy as a loon and no telling what would have happened to me. My family couldnt control me and broughton was my saving grace several times.
Before the rest of your family abandons you, seek help. Or do as I did. Prove to them and yourself that there really is nothing wrong with you. I bet you are gonna be really surprised when you find out the truth.
Seeing how you have a drug problem,That mean you are in a different place then my brother was,If in fact you are not one of the staff,pretending to be a pt there.I do know what happen the scars on my brothers face do not lie,believe what ever you want does not make a differences to me,Im just trying to help others so they dont have to go threw the same thing my brother went threw,you all talk about bashing someone, ever time someone comes on here who agrees with me you bash the hell out of them yes i said hell,oh no I have a anger problem laugh out loud !!!!!!,Please like you people on here dont say bad words give me a break!!!!Like you all are bashing me now,just in a nice way,there maybe some dum people on here who believe people like mark and that other person,but you know what they are just the staff at broughton hosp who are trying to make me look bad to cover there butts,by the way just in case you are a pt there which i highly doubt,bet they give you some good drugs laugh out loud.Must be some truth in what i post,or you all would not keep replying
debbie

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You know, Debbie posts ALOT about what she thinks happened to her brother but she has never once said THANK YOU to the staff who cared for her brother or her daughter and who ever else in her family thats been a resident at broughton. Seems she dont/wont/cant take care of them herself, she should be thankful that there is a place where she can take them to.. But all she wants to do is fuss about something that COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED the way she THINKS it happened. Way to many people has pointed that out to her but she continues to believe something her mentally ill brother told her.. Says alot about this family doesn't it.
Says alot about my family?Yes it shows we truly love each other.That we will stand by each other no mater what more family should do that.
debbie

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Folks, Ignore Debbies crap. You can not help someone who thinks there is nothing wrong with them. Even though we all see it, Debbie dont. The more replies she gets, the more she will post. Thats because she is getting the attention she wants. If she has as many grand children as she claims, she is not a child. Attention seeking behavior is a HUGE problem with alot adults. And from reading all debbies posts, she has a major case of it. I bet her children and grand children swear like sailors.
Just ignore her. She will give up and go away when she dont get the attention shes looking for.
Now lets see how many swear words she can come up with in her next post.
Poor thing,you are the one indeed has a problem,my children do not swear,but i wounder if you have kids,If they do.
debbie

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You know, Debbie posts ALOT about what she thinks happened to her brother but she has never once said THANK YOU to the staff who cared for her brother or her daughter and who ever else in her family thats been a resident at broughton. Seems she dont/wont/cant take care of them herself, she should be thankful that there is a place where she can take them to.. But all she wants to do is fuss about something that COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED the way she THINKS it happened. Way to many people has pointed that out to her but she continues to believe something her mentally ill brother told her.. Says alot about this family doesn't it.
Why should I thank,people that abused my brother so horribly that he will never be normal again!Who also tried to do the same to my daughter,who thank God is not in that nasty place,why should i thank you them for that?Would you? Get real!
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I want to thank all the good people on here who believe in me on here, sorry for the abuse that these who ever these other people are have put you threw,but you know what they dont bother me,I do know what happen,I do know what I post is the truth,and that's what is most important.Sorry you people dont believe me,but like some of you have posted, some people just don't want to face the truth,some people don't want to believe that people are so in human that they would do these thing to another human,especially the ones who are suppose to be professionals there to help people but it is true.I hope that it never happens to your love ones or you,Have a great day
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Another thing is,The sad part is these beast get away with it,so they think,but karma has a way of coming back to bit you in the butt,God Bless
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Like I keep tell you I dont know where in the hosp my brother got thrown threw the window but indeed he did,he has a big scar across the bridge of his nose to prove it,to name one of the many scars that the staff at broughton put on him
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Most likely your brother got a big scar across his nose from being involved in a fight with other patients and is telling you that line of bull crap cause you are gullible enough to believe it. Was you there when it happened? Did the staff report to you how it happened? I doubt it. You just want to believe what your brother says even though there has been so many people who has posted DATES that the wire screens was there and you still want to believe what a mental patient tells you. And yes, I agree with the poster that says it says alot about you and your family. What it says is mental illness RUNS in your family. Why dont you take the time to Call broughton and ask when the wire screens were installed. That right there will prove to you he is telling you a lie. But will you believe what broughton says? I doubt it. Because you wont have any thing to whine about.
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Most likely your brother got a big scar across his nose from being involved in a fight with other patients and is telling you that line of bull crap cause you are gullible enough to believe it. Was you there when it happened? Did the staff report to you how it happened? I doubt it. You just want to believe what your brother says even though there has been so many people who has posted DATES that the wire screens was there and you still want to believe what a mental patient tells you. And yes, I agree with the poster that says it says alot about you and your family. What it says is mental illness RUNS in your family. Why dont you take the time to Call broughton and ask when the wire screens were installed. That right there will prove to you he is telling you a lie. But will you believe what broughton says? I doubt it. Because you wont have any thing to whine about.
Was you there when it happen?Like I said I don't know where it happen,In that place called broughton hospital I just know it happened and it happen there.Makes me wonder if mental illness runs in your family,goodness sounds like you have problem, you really need to get help before its to late.sorry for you,get well soon
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Debbie wrote:
<quoted text>Was you there when it happen?Like I said I don't know where it happen,In that place called broughton hospital I just know it happened and it happen there.Makes me wonder if mental illness runs in your family,goodness sounds like you have problem, you really need to get help before its to late.sorry for you,get well soon
Why dont you call broughton and ask when the screens were installed. I am going to today and I will post what I find. If you wanna prove your brother isnt making up this delusional story, you do the same thing.
BUt like I said, by calling them, you will know he is lying to you and then you will have to find something else to have a pitty party over.
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Why dont you call broughton and ask when the screens were installed. I am going to today and I will post what I find. If you wanna prove your brother isnt making up this delusional story, you do the same thing.
BUt like I said, by calling them, you will know he is lying to you and then you will have to find something else to have a pitty party over.
While you are at it look in other places in the hosp where it could have happen thank you
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debbie wrote:
<quoted text>While you are at it look in other places in the hosp where it could have happen thank you
Spoke with a man named Bill in maintenance today and he looked up the info on when the mesh screens was installed and called me back. They started installing them in the late 50's and completed them in the early 60's. He stated they were installed in EVERY window in EVERY building. He also went on the say that ALL the porches have wire mesh screens too. He explained the reason that they are on ALL the windows,even in the offices and the dining rooms is patients are moved from one ward to another one pretty frequently and he stated even the ramps from one building to another has wire mesh. So Debbie, I guess you are going to call this man a liar as you have everyone else who has pointed out to you that it could not have happened the way your mentally ill brother states is happened.
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Debbie Does Dallas

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The RACE is on wrote:
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Hopefully it will be free in house treatment for Debbie and the rest of her family.
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leon wrote:
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Spoke with a man named Bill in maintenance today and he looked up the info on when the mesh screens was installed and called me back. They started installing them in the late 50's and completed them in the early 60's. He stated they were installed in EVERY window in EVERY building. He also went on the say that ALL the porches have wire mesh screens too. He explained the reason that they are on ALL the windows,even in the offices and the dining rooms is patients are moved from one ward to another one pretty frequently and he stated even the ramps from one building to another has wire mesh. So Debbie, I guess you are going to call this man a liar as you have everyone else who has pointed out to you that it could not have happened the way your mentally ill brother states is happened.
I do know when i went to visit my brother in 1978 the visitors unit didn't have this mass wire you all keep talking about nor did the entrance to the place,Why do you all insist on just talking about the mess wire stuff?,gosh! I sure have complained about more then that.
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Hopefully it will be free in house treatment for Debbie and the rest of her family.
or for you and your family then you will know i have told the truth all along .
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<quoted text>I do know when i went to visit my brother in 1978 the visitors unit didn't have this mass wire you all keep talking about nor did the entrance to the place,Why do you all insist on just talking about the mess wire stuff?,gosh! I sure have complained about more then that.
Debbie, I guess someone needs to draw you a map! The reason everyone keeps talking about the wire mesh is IT COVERS EVERY FREAKING WINDOW IN THE WHOLE HOSPITAL! There is NO WAY POSSIBLE that a staff member threw your brother through a window because this wire mesh is on THE INSIDE OF THE WINDOWS!!!!!!!!!!Everyone is telling you this cause your brother is lying to you and you are believing him!!!!!!!And it is highly unlikely you visited your brother in '78 or you would have seen the wire mesh screen!
You have been proven wrong by so many,even by someone who works there and looked it up to see when they were installed. Now, since it is very much apparent that he is lying, DROP IT DEBBIE! No one has believed you since you started with this crap and now there is plenty of proof, so shut up about it and move on!
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Debbie, I guess someone needs to draw you a map! The reason everyone keeps talking about the wire mesh is IT COVERS EVERY FREAKING WINDOW IN THE WHOLE HOSPITAL! There is NO WAY POSSIBLE that a staff member threw your brother through a window because this wire mesh is on THE INSIDE OF THE WINDOWS!!!!!!!!!!Everyone is telling you this cause your brother is lying to you and you are believing him!!!!!!!And it is highly unlikely you visited your brother in '78 or you would have seen the wire mesh screen!
You have been proven wrong by so many,even by someone who works there and looked it up to see when they were installed. Now, since it is very much apparent that he is lying, DROP IT DEBBIE! No one has believed you since you started with this crap and now there is plenty of proof, so shut up about it and move on!
It s true I do not know where it happen but it did.The only reason ,that the people on here dont believe me is because most of the people on here who reply to me are the stinking people that work there!I did visit my brother there.I cant stand that place,I just wish they would do a REAL investigation there!When nobody knew it was coming,then you all who don't work there would know im telling the truth.I feel sorry for anyone who is in that place and comes across theses monsters that does these awful things to these people.one day you all will see!Don't these of you who have seen or is the the ones that were abused don't be scared they cant hurt you on here speak your mind ,and I will back you all the way,I care I'm here please do share.Don't mater what these people on here who has no clue say They don't know.

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