No charges in Broughton Hospital pati...

No charges in Broughton Hospital patient's death

There are 1487 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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james

Snow Hill, NC

#617 Feb 17, 2013
Lets just all leave Debbie alone. It is becoming more and more apparent that she is not going to own up to the whole story being a delusion of hers. If she does not get the attention she is seeking, hopefully she will move on to other things and let this nonsense drop. Please remember when reading all her future posts that she is just seeking attention, good or bad. Use the ignore button and she will go away.
debbie

Gastonia, NC

#618 Feb 17, 2013
james wrote:
Debbie, your posts are like a very confusing book written by a 7 yr old.. I agree with others. ATTENTION SEEKING BEHAVIOR.
James from sims.....Yet another one who cannot prove what they are postig,now I do think you are indeed the ones who are lookin kinda dum right now,you can not prove the lies,and abuse you all have been putting me threw are true.no one has copy past repost,about anything i have wrote,really now are you all to dum ass to do that
debbie

Gastonia, NC

#619 Feb 17, 2013
james wrote:
Debbie, your posts are like a very confusing book written by a 7 yr old.. I agree with others. ATTENTION SEEKING BEHAVIOR.
yeah another one from sims,surprised not,I do not give up,in what i belive in,and in this case,I really want to help the mentally ill people out,that are getting abused.That are not getting the proper help,that they need
There IS no others

Brevard, NC

#620 Feb 17, 2013
You arrogant bullies are the same person. Harassing Debbie for no reason.

Debbie as long as you continue trying to defend yourself, they win.
james

Snow Hill, NC

#621 Feb 17, 2013
debbie wrote:
<quoted text>James from sims.....Yet another one who cannot prove what they are postig,now I do think you are indeed the ones who are lookin kinda dum right now,you can not prove the lies,and abuse you all have been putting me threw are true.no one has copy past repost,about anything i have wrote,really now are you all to dum ass to do that
Nor have you reread your rambling posts that makes no sense! I vote everyone ignore Debbie ( troll) and like a attention seeking child, she will go elsewhere to get the attention.So.. No matter what she posts ( and we all know she WILL post something because she is looking for attention) DO NOT REPLY TO HER POSTS! There is NO WAY possible that she can NOT posts. She is seeking attention and she will be right back here adding to her rambling never ending story that makes no sense. IGNORE her and she will HAVE to seek attention else where... Come on folks.. Just watch and see, She is either going somewhere else or she will keep right on posting, looking for attention. She CAN NOT control herself and will HAVE to post. Watch and see...
debbie

Gastonia, NC

#622 Feb 18, 2013
james wrote:
<quoted text>
Nor have you reread your rambling posts that makes no sense! I vote everyone ignore Debbie ( troll) and like a attention seeking child, she will go elsewhere to get the attention.So.. No matter what she posts ( and we all know she WILL post something because she is looking for attention) DO NOT REPLY TO HER POSTS! There is NO WAY possible that she can NOT posts. She is seeking attention and she will be right back here adding to her rambling never ending story that makes no sense. IGNORE her and she will HAVE to seek attention else where... Come on folks.. Just watch and see, She is either going somewhere else or she will keep right on posting, looking for attention. She CAN NOT control herself and will HAVE to post. Watch and see...
lol now that made no since at all,for one thing I do not need atttion,I have plenty of people who give me that,belive me with 9 kids 11 grandkids a dog 3 cats I get alot of attendtion!!!!!!Now the reason I keep posting is because, I do want someone to understand.This is no joke,people out there are getting abused! The mentally ill are really abused,and something should be done to stop it and yes my brother and my daughter was victims of this. I do not give up on what i belive in!!!!!!!!Call me what you want ,does not matter i wont give up
debbie

Gastonia, NC

#623 Feb 18, 2013
Broughton hosptal is one of the main places that does that
debbie

Gastonia, NC

#624 Feb 18, 2013
james wrote:
<quoted text>
Nor have you reread your rambling posts that makes no sense! I vote everyone ignore Debbie ( troll) and like a attention seeking child, she will go elsewhere to get the attention.So.. No matter what she posts ( and we all know she WILL post something because she is looking for attention) DO NOT REPLY TO HER POSTS! There is NO WAY possible that she can NOT posts. She is seeking attention and she will be right back here adding to her rambling never ending story that makes no sense. IGNORE her and she will HAVE to seek attention else where... Come on folks.. Just watch and see, She is either going somewhere else or she will keep right on posting, looking for attention. She CAN NOT control herself and will HAVE to post. Watch and see...
Again repost what I have lied about,repost where I have changed my story.You dont do it because you cant,Because Im telling the truth,all you all can do is call me names like a child that dont know any better, James from ummm Sims lol, by the way,That means laugh out loud
Lisa

Charlotte, NC

#625 Feb 18, 2013
WORKSTHERE wrote:
<quoted text>
If your family had stepped up the the plate and taken care of your brother at home with the assistance of a Dr, he would not be in this shape.Your family took the easy way out, dumped him in Broughton and went on with their lives while the staff at Broughton had to deal with his behaviors and take the abuse HE dealt them. You failed to mention what he was doing that supposely caused the staff to throw him into a glass. Seem to leave that part out didnt ya. Who was he beating up??? You know, this is not a easy job, far from safe either. We dont get paid enough to put up with being beat up by the pts that they family has dumped at broughton. Do you have any clue how many staff members have been KILLED at broughton??? Did the pts who killed them go to prison??NO!
Before you start the pity party about your brother, take him home and care for him for a month or so and see just how easy it is. Bet you wont make it a week before you haul him right back and dump him.
I have a mentally ill 16 year old who does get aggressive. I would not want someone with your attitude towards families to be near my Mentally ill daughter! Hence-mental hospital to treat not judge patients and their families.
Lisa

Charlotte, NC

#626 Feb 18, 2013
I would like to know more about Helen Haynes and Teri Kersky. They fild simple assault charges against my daughter after I told her that my dad passed away 12 hours earlier. My daughter stated that she was kicked an investigation pursued. The day they were cleared they both filed charges. I think it was revenge and improper training. Helen wasn't working on the floor but jumped in on a restraint. If either one had paid attention to her illness they would have realized she had huge issues with greif in three years she suddenly lost my sister, her father, and her grandfather. Since they have connected another bad event to death I am seriously thinking of filing therapeutic neglect and aggravating her mental state. I feel bad she was aggressive, but after Linda the social worker seemed to encourage the charges and I have to wonder what their motive is in all of this. Easy way to sue the employer who did not even send me or tell me my minor was served or being served? Still haven't received paperwork I requested as her guardian.
Lisa

Charlotte, NC

#627 Feb 18, 2013
Thank you for some insight on how the staff feels towards patients and families. Thank God I have two lawyers in my family investigating our situation.
james

Snow Hill, NC

#628 Feb 18, 2013
Lisa AKA Debbie, you couldnt stand it even 24 hrs could you. I gave you the chance to correct your story and did not want to post any of your so called tales but since you can not stand to be without ATTENTION of some kind, I will go ahead and post one of you twists in your story. You CLAIMED to post a picture of a bill you say you received from broughton. There is no picture posted of this said bill. EVERYONE knows that ANYONE who is in broughton receives medicare/medicaid so there is no bill. WE the tax payers pay your bill. Now.. lets see just how long you can go without posting your attention seeking crap again. I bet you cant make it 24 yrs. Never mind, you have already proven that. Lets say..... 12 hrs.. Good luck LISA AKA DEBBIE. I know it will be very hard for you.
Lisa

Charlotte, NC

#629 Feb 18, 2013
james wrote:
Lisa AKA Debbie, you couldnt stand it even 24 hrs could you. I gave you the chance to correct your story and did not want to post any of your so called tales but since you can not stand to be without ATTENTION of some kind, I will go ahead and post one of you twists in your story. You CLAIMED to post a picture of a bill you say you received from broughton. There is no picture posted of this said bill. EVERYONE knows that ANYONE who is in broughton receives medicare/medicaid so there is no bill. WE the tax payers pay your bill. Now.. lets see just how long you can go without posting your attention seeking crap again. I bet you cant make it 24 yrs. Never mind, you have already proven that. Lets say..... 12 hrs.. Good luck LISA AKA DEBBIE. I know it will be very hard for you.
My name is Lisa Streit and if you look on today's docket for criminal courtroom 2 you will see tha 49 & 50 is where these so called professionals are on the docket as plaintiffs against my daughter her last name is Howley and you will see how mistaken you are
Lisa

Charlotte, NC

#630 Feb 18, 2013
http://www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/ActionPdfGene...

Here is the specific link copy & paste for Helen and Terri's case
Lisa

Charlotte, NC

#631 Feb 18, 2013
By the way I am a working mother and during her first hospitalization I received a 100k bill. I have blue cross and since she has a severe mental illness now in its fifth year she has my insurance and Medicaid.
Lisa

Charlotte, NC

#632 Feb 18, 2013
Do u need proof of insurance and the bill to verify?
james

Snow Hill, NC

#633 Feb 18, 2013
Good try but guess what. your link leads to NOTHING.
Lisa

Charlotte, NC

#634 Feb 18, 2013
james wrote:
Good try but guess what. your link leads to NOTHING.
Go to Burke County criminal calendar courtroom 2 look at case 49 & 50 and then send me an apology. If you are capable of a search and can admit to YOUR mistake for assuming I am someone named Debbie.
Jamie

Snow Hill, NC

#635 Feb 18, 2013
Lisa or whoever you are. The main point of these posts is to prove Debbie is twisting her story. If you go back and read all of her posts, her story changes so many times even Debbie can not keep it straight. People have tried to assist her and she has turned on them like a rabid dog. People has told her where to go get help and she has accused them of various things. Go back and read her posts. People who has been in Broughton as patients themselves has told Debbie there is no way that the staff walked by her brother and just decided to pick him up and throw him through a window. ALL WINDOWS WHERE PTS ARE ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO HAVE A WIRE MESH SCREEN ON THEM. Debbie swears there is no screens on the windows. Even where someone posted the freaking state law requiring this, Debbie called them a liar. Go read her posts and you will see what everyone is talking about. Debbie is seeking attention for whomever she can get it from and spreading all kinds of crap that just is not true.
Lisa

Charlotte, NC

#636 Feb 18, 2013
Jamie like James from Sims,

I think that Debbie may be mentally ill and does need intervention for what appears to be some sort of mania or delusional belief.

My post simply stated my experience with Broughtons staff members and the way patients are perceived. Nothing you can say or do will "snap out of it." What goes up must come down and I am very sorry for her and anyone enduring her obvious illness. There are many ways to get her help, but the energy you are spending arguing could be used researching and getting the help she needs. I am not judging her in anyway, nor did I mean to interfere with your form of help. I don't believe all that Debbie says, but I do believe that some staff members are not as mindful or caring as they should be and are stale in their training.

Good luck James, I hope you see the post as caring and I will pray for Debbie and her family that she finds calmness and peace. Everyone deserves that even the aggressive mentally ill, such as my daughter.

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