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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Martha

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Nov 8, 2012
 
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<quoted text>Every one is intitled to tell there opinion,no matter where they live.You guys sure speaks your opinions even tho you guys are wrong.now that someone esl tells the truth you want to try and down them please give me a break.Its like you people who work at Broughton are afaird that the truth will come out,and you will lose you job or something.Now I dont wish no bad on nobody just want all to be treated fair incudling the pts there who really want help. Dont judge a book by its cover, some people there really are not bad and truely do want help and they, deseve a chance to get well.Just like if you are sick in the hosptial for lets say a bladder infection would you want someone just ta beat the hell out of you.Just because they are having a bad day or someone esl faked there sickness?
Debbie, the person who is "defending" you does not live in nc or even in the USA! How the hell do they know if there is bars on the windows? And just wondering something. Did you ever even visit your family members after you put them in Broughton? Dont sound like it since you dont know about the bars on EACH AND EVERY WINDOW IN PATIENTS AREAS!!!!That right there is why no one believes your brother was thrown out the window. That and the fact you keep changing your story
debbie charlotte

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Debbie, the person who is "defending" you does not live in nc or even in the USA! How the hell do they know if there is bars on the windows? And just wondering something. Did you ever even visit your family members after you put them in Broughton? Dont sound like it since you dont know about the bars on EACH AND EVERY WINDOW IN PATIENTS AREAS!!!!That right there is why no one believes your brother was thrown out the window. That and the fact you keep changing your story
hey dum azz yes I have visit Broughton hosp before and yes there are rooms with no bars where the visiters visit there family. and who knows I never said I knew where it happened at,ok? and who knows could have happen there when everyone was gone .and it does not matter where the person who defended me lives,What now your prejudice against people from other countries?
Greg

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Nov 8, 2012
 
The visitors rooms are off limits to the pt unless family or staff or both are with them. And YES there is bars on the windows in the visitors rooms. The ONLY rooms that do not have bars are in the staff offices.I have worked at Broughton for 28 yrs. I have worked all the units and I do believe I should know more about the windows and bars than someone who does not live in the USA or a family member who "claims" someone was thrown out a window. Debbie, it is impossible that he was thrown out a window. You have been told this many times by various posters but you still stick to that story. Your brother is lying to you and you are looking pretty foolish for believing him. Why dont you go back up to Broughton and ask for a tour. They will show you the units and you can see for yourself that there is indeed bars on ALL the windows where patients have access to. Then you can stop making these off the wall claims.
vasemistolitto

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Nov 9, 2012
 
Do you idiots understand that there are Americans living abroad? It doesn't matter my location and my nationality. It seems if some people on this forum are very paranoid and a bit prejudiced. Idon't need to explain my association with NC to any of you and I will not explain to you anything. I have actually been to morganton on my way to bigger and better cities in NC and i saw no bars on any windows. I think that Scroggs building have some bars. Maybe the P division has some bars but most of the buildings have blackish coloured WINDOW SCREENS. Same with cherry hospital. Yes you are right about one thing, the offices don't have anything on them.
For future reference, I am not defending anyone on this forum.I only stating my opinions about this subject which i am entitled to. Have a nice weekend and try to get some work done rather than discuss Debbie.
Greg

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Sorry But you are totally wrong. ALL areas where pts are housed has bars on the windows and have had since the place was built. This is to protect pts from jumping out of windows. Same as other mental hospitals in nc. The window screens as you refer to them are not screens, they are thick heavy bars that are only opened with keys that the staff carry. They are on the inside of the windows.From the outside, I guess you could mistake them as screens. But they are actually not.
Doyle

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Nov 9, 2012
 
Some of the windows have bars and some have a heavy thick wire mesh screen that can not be opened without a key that the staff only carries. There is no way this person was thrown out a window. As another poster stated, she is believing what her brother says and he was the patient. Do you really think he would say something like " I wasnt doing anything but beating the crap out of another patient or staff member when someone attacked me and beat me up?" No way is he going to tell the truth. He is playing the pity party just like Debbie is. But the problem is, there is no truth in either of them's stories.
I believe as another poster stated, Debbie has attention seeking behavior. She wants attention, good or bad. Doesnt matter to her. Just like a child. Will take whatever attention she can get by any means.
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Nov 9, 2012
 
Doyle is correct. Some windows have bars AND the wire mesh window guards both. All windows have the wire mesh window guards.There is no way possible anyone can throw anyone out of these windows. Debbie is thriving on all the attention she is receiving even if it is neg. attention. Just like a child. Will do whatever it takes to get attention. If you ignore her and her far fetched stories, hopefully she will go away.
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Nov 9, 2012
 
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Bars on the windows? i looked up Sims NC. It is not anywhere near Morganton so how can you know that Debbie's comments are the main topic at broughton hospital? Also what buildings at broughton actually have bars on the windows? Besides, don't workers at broughton have anything else to do but yappity yapp at Debbie's comments? I thought that they are busy taming, in your words, "the crazy people".


I noticed in another post that your called the poster an idiot because you live abroad. Well, guess what. You are the idiot since you dont have the common knowledge that peoples location on here is NOT where they live, but in fact where their IPS is from. DUHHHHHHHHHHH
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Nov 11, 2012
 
I agree with jackson.vasemistolitto dont have clue. All the windows has a huge wire screen mesh. Some have bars also.. Debbies story just does not hold water.
Debbie charlotte

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Nov 12, 2012
 
Martin wrote:
I agree with jackson.vasemistolitto dont have clue. All the windows has a huge wire screen mesh. Some have bars also.. Debbies story just does not hold water.
io didn't say that it happened. In the pts area .It happened. where ever the staff took him ya beat him .Not ever place in that stinking place has mass. Or bars or what ever that place calls them!
vasemislitto

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Nov 12, 2012
 
No, I never called anyone an idiot because I live abroad. Just said idiot because some people have here really hostile attitude about people who live outside of NC. Just hasn't accured to anyone that maybe some Americans do move abroad for work, study, or relationships. Sorry about the idiot thing but some people just need to open their minds a little.
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I noticed in another post that your called the poster an idiot because you live abroad. Well, guess what. You are the idiot since you dont have the common knowledge that peoples location on here is NOT where they live, but in fact where their IPS is from. DUHHHHHHHHHHH
According to your logic, I am not in Finland at all. I am actually typing from my office in the Avery building or maybe I am typing from the tunnel. LOL
debbie charlotte

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Dec 18, 2012
 
Debbie charlotte wrote:
<quoted text>io didn't say that it happened. In the pts area .It happened. where ever the staff took him ya beat him .Not ever place in that stinking place has mass. Or bars or what ever that place calls them!
one day you all will know
burke

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Dec 19, 2012
 
debbie charlotte wrote:
<quoted text>one day you all will know
once again, the story changes. Yes there is either bars or mesh screen on all the windows.
debbie charlotte

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Dec 19, 2012
 
Greg wrote:
The visitors rooms are off limits to the pt unless family or staff or both are with them. And YES there is bars on the windows in the visitors rooms. The ONLY rooms that do not have bars are in the staff offices.I have worked at Broughton for 28 yrs. I have worked all the units and I do believe I should know more about the windows and bars than someone who does not live in the USA or a family member who "claims" someone was thrown out a window. Debbie, it is impossible that he was thrown out a window. You have been told this many times by various posters but you still stick to that story. Your brother is lying to you and you are looking pretty foolish for believing him. Why dont you go back up to Broughton and ask for a tour. They will show you the units and you can see for yourself that there is indeed bars on ALL the windows where patients have access to. Then you can stop making these off the wall claims.
For one i do live in the U.S.A have all my life.Ok now,I have visit Broughton hosp, I know for a fact that there are no bars on some of the windows there most do have mass or bars but not all,and there have been alot of lawsuits aginist,that place where the staff has abused the pts there,I have not changed my story because ever thing i have wrote is the truth,I just answer questions as they come.I love my brother very much ,what they done to him is very wrong bad, What they are still doing to these humans that are pts there is wrong,you reap what you sow,I do not wish bad on no one but when you do bad it does come back on you,these people (pts) are there to get help not to be beat on,just because they have mental illness does not mean they dont know how to think for them self, they just need help controling them self.Also just because a person does not know how to spell right all the time does not make them mentally ill or anything just mean they didnt have the right ed,thats all.I know some very smart people that do not spell good,so that is very lame to say , have a great day nd God Bless
burke

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debbie charlotte wrote:
<quoted text>For one i do live in the U.S.A have all my life.Ok now,I have visit Broughton hosp, I know for a fact that there are no bars on some of the windows there most do have mass or bars but not all,and there have been alot of lawsuits aginist,that place where the staff has abused the pts there,I have not changed my story because ever thing i have wrote is the truth,I just answer questions as they come.I love my brother very much ,what they done to him is very wrong bad, What they are still doing to these humans that are pts there is wrong,you reap what you sow,I do not wish bad on no one but when you do bad it does come back on you,these people (pts) are there to get help not to be beat on,just because they have mental illness does not mean they dont know how to think for them self, they just need help controling them self.Also just because a person does not know how to spell right all the time does not make them mentally ill or anything just mean they didnt have the right ed,thats all.I know some very smart people that do not spell good,so that is very lame to say , have a great day nd God Bless
The problem with your story is there is no way it could be true. And yes you have changed it several times. If you worry so much about how your family members are treated there, KEEP THEM AT HOME!
There is tons of help for the mentally ill in local mental health clinics. Take your whole family there.From your posts, you have had several family members in Broughton. It appears its only a matter of time in your case.
debbie

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Dec 20, 2012
 
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The problem with your story is there is no way it could be true. And yes you have changed it several times. If you worry so much about how your family members are treated there, KEEP THEM AT HOME!
There is tons of help for the mentally ill in local mental health clinics. Take your whole family there.From your posts, you have had several family members in Broughton. It appears its only a matter of time in your case.
lol think what you want does not.I do know what happen,I gues my brother just put the big scare accross his nose,right?and others scars that is on him,anyways.....only two bhave been to that hell hole,and thank God. none are there now one was sent there aginst my will, but thank God she was only there two weeks and in that two weeks she was throw on the bed because she would not go to bed,which im sure they could have found another way to handle a 12 year old girl.anyway beleave what ever you all want does not matter anymore,one day they all will get whats coming to them all the abuser,,and it wont be good
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Dec 20, 2012
 
There is several problems with your story. First off, you are believing what a mentally ill person tell you. I guess you think they tell the truth! most likely your brother mouthed off to another patient and they shut him up. He is looking for someone to feel sorry for him so he told you the staff did it and you believe him.
If you would have taken your child to a local mental health clinic, she wouldnt have been put in broughton.
You seem to have alot of mental illness in your family and you should be glad there is somewhere to put them since you dont want to care for them at home. Instead, you come on here and spew all these lies about the staff who cared for them when you didnt.
If you would at least use spell ck, your posts would be alot easier to read!
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burke wrote:
There is several problems with your story. First off, you are believing what a mentally ill person tell you. I guess you think they tell the truth! most likely your brother mouthed off to another patient and they shut him up. He is looking for someone to feel sorry for him so he told you the staff did it and you believe him.
If you would have taken your child to a local mental health clinic, she wouldnt have been put in broughton.
You seem to have alot of mental illness in your family and you should be glad there is somewhere to put them since you dont want to care for them at home. Instead, you come on here and spew all these lies about the staff who cared for them when you didnt.
If you would at least use spell ck, your posts would be alot easier to read!
Then again,another person who has not a clue,to what they are talking about.like i wrote in another post,I did take her to mental health,they kelpt her ther for aweek, and because they had no beds availiable they sent het to yhat hell hole,against my will!!!!!!The mental health even gave her the wrong meds,because Dr Northham uo there told my bf that she should have never been on the meds she was on,I do think she is one of the good ones there,like I said Im not in the position to care for someone with mental problems,That is why I went looking for help.and just dont worry bout my spelling ect,Im not in a sprlling contest here,its not about my spelling its about the mental heath comminty and how bad they treat mentally ill people,and they do
Linda

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Debbie, You can use spell check and it will correct your misspelled words. That would make your posts easier to read instead of the readers trying to figure out what you are saying. And it would make you appear a bit more sane instead of appearing as if you also have a mental illness.

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