No charges in Broughton Hospital pati...

No charges in Broughton Hospital patient's death

There are 1628 comments on the Charlotte.com story from Oct 14, 2007, titled No charges in Broughton Hospital patient's death. In it, Charlotte.com reports that:

“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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clyde

Benson, NC

#1246 Feb 11, 2014
oh lord, SHES . It was a nice long break. Crossing my fingers that she and her many user names will vanish for good this time.
silat pencak

Finland

#1247 Feb 12, 2014
Does anyone writing know anything about why this thread exist? Murder of Anthony Lowery and those pricks got away scott free.
Jessie

Benson, NC

#1248 Feb 13, 2014
silat pencak wrote:
Does anyone writing know anything about why this thread exist? Murder of Anthony Lowery and those pricks got away scott free.
And what about my uncle who was killed by 2 male pts in the elevator at broughton? He worked there to care for the mentally ill people that were dumped there by their family members instead of taking care of them and seeing that they received the treatment they needed to remain at home. Instead of taking them to mental health, they dump them at broughton and the staff there has to care for them. Do you think the family of these 2 men who killed my uncle helped care for his children after he was murdered by them? NO.. Did the state take care of these children that lost their dad to the hands of 2 mentally ill people in broughton?? NO.
From all the reports I have seen about this case, Anthony Lowery was fighting staff and other residents and until you have worked the ward at broughton and had to fight for you life, you dont have a clue what it is like when a mentally ill person decided they are gonna kill you. They have way more strength than a normal person and if its my life or theirs? You can bet your bottom dollar I am going to do what I HAVE to do to save myself. Yes, my uncle was murdered at broughton by 2 pts and yes I also work at broughton..
People like you, on the outside looking in, should keep their mouths shut until they have walked in the staff's shoes. When we walk on the wards each day, we dont know if we will come back out alive or on a stretcher like my uncle did. silat pencak, you have NO IDEA how dangerous working at broughton is. And until you come work high control or on the admit ward for awhile, you need to back off with your 2 cents worth,
debbie

Gastonia, NC

#1249 Feb 21, 2014
there4about3days wrote:
and i gotta tell ya, i was there for about 3 days in the early nineties and that place scared the crap outta me. i have no idea what they were trying to accomplish, but i got sent there because i "escaped" from a local hospital and they caught me right before i was about to go out the door. i was hideously insulted and drugged by the local hospital staff before being sent to broughton. drugged so much on thorazine i didn't even know where i was when i got to broughton and could tell a story about THAT. i have no idea why they were so cruel to me at the local hospital, and i have no idea what they were trying to accomplish with their care at broughton but it was not accomplished. it was the one and only week of my life that i was ever in mental hospitals, and from the sounds and sites i heard and saw at broughton that week i believe every horror story on here. the order of the day in those days was insult the patient so much that they'll never get better. i just had God on my side to get out of there.
thank you so much for your reply,I truely am sorry for the pain and suffering you went threw.
silat pencak

Finland

#1250 Feb 25, 2014
Anthony lowery threw a trash can. He did not hit or hurt the fat man that sat on his chest and suffocated him.
sure

Raleigh, NC

#1251 Feb 26, 2014
the man they said sat on his chest only weighed about 170
debbie

Gastonia, NC

#1252 Feb 27, 2014
clyde wrote:
oh lord, SHES . It was a nice long break. Crossing my fingers that she and her many user names will vanish for good this time.
Oh I ll never vanish.Because i speack the truth
debbie

Gastonia, NC

#1253 Feb 27, 2014
sure wrote:
the man they said sat on his chest only weighed about 170
ust an example of the abuse the staff a Broughton hospital give to the pts there.If there is not something done about it,more will die.
appld

Lawndale, NC

#1254 Feb 27, 2014
You mean to tell me this thread is STILL going?! Debbie is STILL here?!

Good grief, if you're so concerned about what is going on over at Broughton why not join NAMI or something?

The place has been there since the 1800's and it will probably be there even after we're all long gone.

What is it that you hope to achieve Debbie? Get it shut down?
Good luck with that in that they're building that new multimillion dollar complex over there. They ain't building it to improve scenery you know.

Since: Jul 13

Gastonia, NC

#1255 Mar 2, 2014
appld wrote:
You mean to tell me this thread is STILL going?! Debbie is STILL here?!
Good grief, if you're so concerned about what is going on over at Broughton why not join NAMI or something?
The place has been there since the 1800's and it will probably be there even after we're all long gone.
What is it that you hope to achieve Debbie? Get it shut down?i don't want it shut down,I just want the abuse to stop
Good luck with that in that they're building that new multimillion dollar complex over there. They ain't building it to improve scenery you know.
I don't want it shut down,I just want the abuse to stop
appld

Lawndale, NC

#1256 Mar 3, 2014
There are patient advocates crawling out of the cracks of the walls Debbie. They even have a strict policy in place that no matter what a patient does to the employee, the employee cannot defend themselves or they will be fired. That means between the patient advocates, the hands at your side policy, and the temp agency people who are told to report the actual Broughton employees if they even so much as accidentally fart around a patient, there's no opening for being abusive.

I have never understood why patients there have thought they could attack and beat the piss out of the staff and it be ok. You say that it's only the patients abused but I've personally been on the receiving end of a slap across my face, a hocked loogie, and a glass of water in my face.
debbe

Gastonia, NC

#1257 Mar 4, 2014
appld wrote:
There are patient advocates crawling out of the cracks of the walls Debbie. They even have a strict policy in place that no matter what a patient does to the employee, the employee cannot defend themselves or they will be fired. That means between the patient advocates, the hands at your side policy, and the temp agency people who are told to report the actual Broughton employees if they even so much as accidentally fart around a patient, there's no opening for being abusive.
I have never understood why patients there have thought they could attack and beat the piss out of the staff and it be ok. You say that it's only the patients abused but I've personally been on the receiving end of a slap across my face, a hocked loogie, and a glass of water in my face.
The pts are in there to get help,they can not control them self,you all are trained you should know better they dont know better
appld

Lawndale, NC

#1258 Mar 4, 2014
debbe wrote:
<quoted text>The pts are in there to get help,they can not control them self,you all are trained you should know better they dont know better
You talk like you are on every ward simultaneously every second of the day. How else would you know what is going on in each and every corner of the place?

I am sorry for what ever you have gone through and I am sorry for the demons that battle
you, but understand, mental illness is no excuse for bad behavior. One of the main tenets
of recovery is taking responsibility for your actions. Just because you or someone like you
is having a bad day doesn't justify acts like beating an elderly Alzheimer's patient to death in between shift change. That happened Christmas Eve 1995 on the main male admissions ward at that time.The aggression shown to this unfortunate man was not the norm there for patients just like physical contact between staff and patient in a violent manner is not the norm to happen either. What about when a gang of patients surround a lone male staff member, gang rape him and give him HIV? Is that ok according to your perception that just because a person is a patient there means they automatically don't know any better?

It works both ways. Most people that work there do so because they care about people. They don't work there just to enter the circle of death the minute they walk on the hall.
Pat

Elizabethtown, NC

#1259 Mar 11, 2014
Debbie, I hope you can at some point in your life, move past this. You are dwelling on something that happened so many years ago and you yourself have stated mental illness seems to run in your family. At one point, there was a Dr posting on here wanting to assist you with your attention seeking behavior. Why now see if that person is still willing to assist you and put a stop once and for all to this drama you are reliving over and over to receive the attention you want so badly.

I wonder how you would react if you were working on a ward at Broughton and was attacked by a patient?? Would you defend yourself or just take the beating that you are receiving?
You can not judge someone for defending themselves against an attack and I can bet you that your so call harmless mentally ill brother attacked someone as staff just dont grab a patient and toss them threw a window. Something else that is a delusion of yours. In reality, the windows have screens and so do the doors. Unless your brother is a tiny tiny dust size person, this is just another delusion of either your brothers or youself.
debbie

Gastonia, NC

#1260 Mar 12, 2014
Okay an ex sample of abuse you all have showed me,you have called me all can of names,throw all kinds of stuff like for attention seeking behavior, which as you all know by now is not true,cause i have not been on here in over a month sooo, i passed that so called test,now...as for the un fortunate bad things that has happen to the staff,that work there at broughton hospital,well ,you all know the dangers in the job before you take the job,okay now the people,pts there are not responsible for there actions, do not own up to them,because they do not understand what they are doing is wrong,on the other hand the staff there does know darn well what they are doing and they do not care.That is the different,right there.Just because something bad happen to a staff dont mean that all pts are the same,by no means am I saying my brother is a perfect person or that he didnt give the staff a hard time,my brother was there to get help not father abuse.nothing my brother did was a good enough reason for the sick o staff that was there at the time,to throw him threw,what ever the heck you wanna call it,which indeed cut his nose off which had to be sow back on,which now and for the rest of his life he has to carry a scar around with him,I don't care who don't believe me,it happen!one day if it aint already happen these people will pay for what they done,maybe,i dont know that lone staff done something real bad to a pt and that is what happen to him i do not know,and i am not saying it was right,i am just saying nobody deserves to be abused.Good day all and God Bless
debbie

Gastonia, NC

#1261 Mar 12, 2014
Pat wrote:
Debbie, I hope you can at some point in your life, move past this. You are dwelling on something that happened so many years ago and you yourself have stated mental illness seems to run in your family. At one point, there was a Dr posting on here wanting to assist you with your attention seeking behavior. Why now see if that person is still willing to assist you and put a stop once and for all to this drama you are reliving over and over to receive the attention you want so badly.
I wonder how you would react if you were working on a ward at Broughton and was attacked by a patient?? Would you defend yourself or just take the beating that you are receiving?
You can not judge someone for defending themselves against an attack and I can bet you that your so call harmless mentally ill brother attacked someone as staff just dont grab a patient and toss them threw a window. Something else that is a delusion of yours. In reality, the windows have screens and so do the doors. Unless your brother is a tiny tiny dust size person, this is just another delusion of either your brothers or youself.
this makes no sense at all,for one I never abused no body ,another thing it has been proven i do not have this so called attention seeking behavior thing.stop talking bout the stinking windows which have already been proven, all don't have these mass screens on them,and as you put put it( youself),are the only one with delusion,if you think that the staff there dont still beat the pt s there as well as other abuse that goes ont her
Pat

Elizabethtown, NC

#1262 Mar 13, 2014
Debbie, it has been PROVEN that there is mesh screens on all the windows .It has also been PROVEN that there has been cameras in all the areas of the hospital.And it has been PROVEN you do have a mental illness called attention seeking behavior which is associated with "CHILD LIKE BEHAVIOR" which you display each and every time you post anything on here.Your Spelling, use of the language all prove that you are child like in your thinking.
As someone else stated, you need to take care of your own mental condition to put a stop to this delusion you are living in.
You have never addressed the question one of the posters ask. If you really believe this did happen the way your mentally ill brother states, why do you not hire a lawyer? Before you say you can not afford it, there is plenty of lawyers who will take a case without being paid up front for it and receive their payment if they win the case. I have a feeling you have spoken with lawyers and they have all told you this is a delusion and there is no law suit.
Local

Elizabethtown, NC

#1263 Mar 13, 2014
debbie wrote:
<quoted text>this makes no sense at all,for one I never abused no body ,another thing it has been proven i do not have this so called attention seeking behavior thing.stop talking bout the stinking windows which have already been proven, all don't have these mass screens on them,and as you put put it( youself),are the only one with delusion,if you think that the staff there dont still beat the pt s there as well as other abuse that goes ont her
Adults that seek attention are frequently referred to as narcissist. Narcissistic behavior is considered a psychological disorder and may require medical intervention. Adults that seek attention may over exaggerate or produce false stories to gain attention. A rare disease called Munchausen's is a form of attention seeking by producing false diseases and symptoms. An adult that causes their child to become ill or falsifies symptoms of illness in their child suffers from Munchausen by-proxy. Additional information on attention seeking in adults is known as: www.aafp.org

DEBBIEKAYDEEDEE CANDY, this describes you to a T!!!!! Why not take a little bit of your time and read this, better yet, let your family read it.YOU YOURSELF will not believe it describes your symptoms but your family will. Then maybe they will force you to seek the treatment you need before it gets really out of hand.
And do not come back with your favorite post where you claim the reason I posted this is I am a employee of Broughton because we are sick to death of that excuse. You use it EVERY TIME someone points out reasons your story could not be true and its a delusion you have

Since: Jul 13

Gastonia, NC

#1264 Mar 13, 2014
Wow!look how many people you piss off when you tell the truth

Since: Jul 13

Gastonia, NC

#1265 Mar 13, 2014
Yep this is me Debbie ,say what you want to about me it does not matter,I do know the truth about the mental wad in that dumb place,and one day the ones who abuse these pts,will have to face what they have and are still doing.you all know who you are!you will pay,for your sins one day

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