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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You are wrong. There has been workers killed at Broughton. I find your comments rude and insensitive. Grow up. Further more. The department of healh services in NC did show statistics every month on how many patients and staff were injured at broughton. Broughton is not as bad as cherry hospital, however, there are injuries every month. I have noticed most of the staff who are injured are HCT and nurses. Also a few years ago. A highly respected psychiatrist from broughton wrote to the media that he was quitting because he did not feel safe to do his job. There is violence at broughton on both ends patients and staff. I do agree that most of the violence happens from these HB 95 who are not mentally ill. THey are just trying to escape prison sentence.
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So now your'e from Finland lol..........
I am going to repeat this once more
No staff members have ever been murdered at Broughton Hospital. I would absolutely have no problem saying it, were it true.
Again, cite one credible source, just one. Or do you think somehow "they" are keeping this a secret from the general public?
I know far more about documented instances of violence and fatalities at that place than you ever will and I am calling you a liar.
ONE source. Only one..........
Injuries? Absolutely and mostly patient against patient, to be fair.
I do not believe for one second than any staff member ever had the intent to take a human life at Broughton.
But I have witnessed more than once and first hand, physical abuse by staff against patients and as I said, I testified in open court. But is Broughton any worse than the average state hospital? I cannot say but apparently the Federal government thinks it is.
Now should you desire to discuss anything of merit, we can do that. But please, get off the shock factor of alleging staff members being murdered. you're full of shit.
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So now your'e from Finland lol..........
I am going to repeat this once more
No staff members have ever been murdered at Broughton Hospital. I would absolutely have no problem saying it, were it true.
Again, cite one credible source, just one. Or do you think somehow "they" are keeping this a secret from the general public?
I know far more about documented instances of violence and fatalities at that place than you ever will and I am calling you a liar.
ONE source. Only one..........
Injuries? Absolutely and mostly patient against patient, to be fair.
I do not believe for one second than any staff member ever had the intent to take a human life at Broughton.
But I have witnessed more than once and first hand, physical abuse by staff against patients and as I said, I testified in open court. But is Broughton any worse than the average state hospital? I cannot say but apparently the Federal government thinks it is.
Now should you desire to discuss anything of merit, we can do that. But please, get off the shock factor of alleging staff members being murdered. you're full of shit.
This whole thing is just opening up old wounds. I LIVED IT! It was my UNCLE!!!!!!!!! I do not have to prove it to anyone. If you are so smart, search and find out for yourself!
Patients should not be allowed to use the pc at Broughton.
There has been many many people post about such things. Many have figured out how to search and read about it themselves. Now, you do the same, if you can figure it out. You think you are so smart, I shouldnt have to teach you how to figure it out. DUH!
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No staff member has ever been murdered at Broughton I do not car how many aliases you use t try to support your claim Beyond the few people who even bother to read this, no one cares anyway. You are simply not being truthful and your unwillngness to stop says a great deal about you.
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OK OK wrote:
No staff member has ever been murdered at Broughton I do not car how many aliases you use t try to support your claim Beyond the few people who even bother to read this, no one cares anyway. You are simply not being truthful and your unwillngness to stop says a great deal about you.
I agree with you,rock hill
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Why do you think she needs to Prove anything to you? Talk about stupid! If you are so interested, search for it.. So... now YOU will change your name and come back on here with another stupid post. Your problem is , you location remains the same. DUH!
Louann, I feel for you and your family. I do recall when this happened. I also remember when Mrs Berry was attacked and her neck was broken. The staff are hurt at Broughton ALOT more than they want the public to know about. It helps to work the local E.R. We see it quite often.
some of the staff may of been hurt,but i don't believe that they were killed matter of fact I dont believe anything the staff at broughton hosp has to say anyway they are not nothing but a bunch of liars,anyhow they are full of crap,they are mean and heartless
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<quoted text>some of the staff may of been hurt,but i don't believe that they were killed matter of fact I dont believe anything the staff at broughton hosp has to say anyway they are not nothing but a bunch of liars,anyhow they are full of crap,they are mean and heartless
I am not a Broughton employee nor have I ever been. MY UNCLE WAS KILLED BY A PATIENT THERE. And DEBBIE is someone really good to call someone a liar! Her posts twist and turns with each new post. She CLAIMS she posted a pic of a bill but for some strange reason, it never appeared on this site. I am beginning to wonder if a member of Debbies family is the person who killed my uncle.
AND ONCE MORE.. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ANYMORE ABOUT HIS MURDER BY A PATIENT AT BROUGHTON, SEARCH YOURSELF FOR THAT INFO!
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Louann, I feel for you and your family. I remember a little about when this happened. My mother was a RN there for 30 yrs. I remember her talking about all the news media being there after word leaked out and all the staff was told if they talked to them, they would be fired. I remember a patient hitting my mom with their lunch tray, breaking her arm in several places. She had to have surgery to put it back together. I also remember her taking about a patient taking a long broom and hitting a staff member in the back of the head with it and they had to have stitches.
The staff at Broughton does not get paid enough to be abused at work. As someone else said, alot of the patients dont have a mental illness, just playing the system to keep from going to jail. They also play the system in the winter to get in and stay in so they can have a place to stay out of the cold. Family members are fast to jump when their family gets hurt but you never hear them say they are sorry that they family member hurt someone else.Its ALWAYS someone else's fault that their family member got hurt. It does'nt matter that THEIR family member was the one who jumped on another patient for no reason and ended up getting hurt..
All these people who are complaining about their family members getting hurt at broughton should come work there for a few days and see what's going on. Or better yet,TAKE THEM HOME AND TAKE CARE OF THEM YOURSELVES!
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Are the same person. repeat

No staff member has ever been murdered at Broughton.

Repeat: it does not matter how many fakes screen names you conjure up, you are still lying about it

I think you have a severe mental illness, really
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Louann wrote:
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I am not a Broughton employee nor have I ever been. MY UNCLE WAS KILLED BY A PATIENT THERE. And DEBBIE is someone really good to call someone a liar! Her posts twist and turns with each new post. She CLAIMS she posted a pic of a bill but for some strange reason, it never appeared on this site. I am beginning to wonder if a member of Debbies family is the person who killed my uncle.
AND ONCE MORE.. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ANYMORE ABOUT HIS MURDER BY A PATIENT AT BROUGHTON, SEARCH YOURSELF FOR THAT INFO!
Ok why don't you give us the web site to go to to search it?The bill was true believe it or not matters not to me,I would not benefit nothing by not telling the truth about it,Rather what you say is true or NOT,I don't know if my brother was the one who may have hurt your uncle,did say hurt,because my brother has not ever killed anyone,then he was probably provoking him to do so ,If a mentally ill person thinks that someone is trying to her them just as non mentally ill people do they will do all they can to protect them selves and that is there right do do so,
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You are wrong. There has been workers killed at Broughton. I find your comments rude and insensitive. Grow up. Further more. The department of healh services in NC did show statistics every month on how many patients and staff were injured at broughton. Broughton is not as bad as cherry hospital, however, there are injuries every month. I have noticed most of the staff who are injured are HCT and nurses. Also a few years ago. A highly respected psychiatrist from broughton wrote to the media that he was quitting because he did not feel safe to do his job. There is violence at broughton on both ends patients and staff. I do agree that most of the violence happens from these HB 95 who are not mentally ill. They are just trying to escape prison sentence.
I do agree with one thing,these who are not mentally ill,should not be there,but if the so called doctors are so darn good, why cant they tell these dum asses are faking it?
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Louann, I feel for you and your family. I remember a little about when this happened. My mother was a RN there for 30 yrs. I remember her talking about all the news media being there after word leaked out and all the staff was told if they talked to them, they would be fired. I remember a patient hitting my mom with their lunch tray, breaking her arm in several places. She had to have surgery to put it back together. I also remember her taking about a patient taking a long broom and hitting a staff member in the back of the head with it and they had to have stitches.
The staff at Broughton does not get paid enough to be abused at work. As someone else said, alot of the patients dont have a mental illness, just playing the system to keep from going to jail. They also play the system in the winter to get in and stay in so they can have a place to stay out of the cold. Family members are fast to jump when their family gets hurt but you never hear them say they are sorry that they family member hurt someone else.Its ALWAYS someone else's fault that their family member got hurt. It does'nt matter that THEIR family member was the one who jumped on another patient for no reason and ended up getting hurt..
All these people who are complaining about their family members getting hurt at broughton should come work there for a few days and see what's going on. Or better yet,TAKE THEM HOME AND TAKE CARE OF THEM YOURSELVES!
Thats what the hosp are there for to help the mentally ill not beat them,They are suppose to be so called professionals ,trained to help them not hurt them,We as the loved ones are not trained to help them ,That is why we send them to mental places to get help for them, The so called trained professionals are suppose to help them in anyway they can ,and another thing you talk about the staff getting hurt beat killed, my gosh with all the drugs they give these pts,they should be able to give them something to clam them down enough ,so they cant attack them!!!!!but you know what when the staff wants to beat the heck out of someone ,the cowards drug the pts up so much they cant defend them self's now don't?
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I can not believe how you people are treating Louann. Her uncle was killed at broughton and you guys act like it wasnt nothing! An to the idiot who keeps posting that it didnt happen, I have searched and found and read the article about it. Its quite hidden but if you have half a brain, you can find it. Louann's story is very much correct. Now for Debbie, her story changes every day. She just keeps adding to it. If I was Louann, I would tell each and every one of you where to go. This whole thing has got to bring up bad memories for her and with you idiots telling her its not true, I am sure that really helps alot. And to the nut who lives in ROCK HILL and keeps posting that it didnt happen, you pretty much proved to me that you are a little on the dumb side since you nor Debbie has the brains to find the article yourself. I swear, I am beginning to think Rock Hill and Debbie both are patients at Broughton, if not, they really need to be. Now, why dont you all leave Louann alone about this and stop pouring salt in the wound.
Come on Rock Hill, Since you cant find the link, you will be on here posting that I too am someone else. Lame excuse!
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I can not believe how you people are treating Louann. Her uncle was killed at broughton and you guys act like it wasnt nothing! An to the idiot who keeps posting that it didnt happen, I have searched and found and read the article about it. Its quite hidden but if you have half a brain, you can find it. Louann's story is very much correct. Now for Debbie, her story changes every day. She just keeps adding to it. If I was Louann, I would tell each and every one of you where to go. This whole thing has got to bring up bad memories for her and with you idiots telling her its not true, I am sure that really helps alot. And to the nut who lives in ROCK HILL and keeps posting that it didnt happen, you pretty much proved to me that you are a little on the dumb side since you nor Debbie has the brains to find the article yourself. I swear, I am beginning to think Rock Hill and Debbie both are patients at Broughton, if not, they really need to be. Now, why dont you all leave Louann alone about this and stop pouring salt in the wound.
Come on Rock Hill, Since you cant find the link, you will be on here posting that I too am someone else. Lame excuse!
If that is true it is not to hard to find the link paste and post,Again if that is true then someone ESL will know how it feels to be called a lie when you are telling the truth.The staff at Broughton has lied so much on here and has been so heartless i dont believe a darn word they post
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Louann, I read the write up about your uncle. seems they tried to hid it didnt they. Anyways, I am so sorry this happened to him. It sounded like he was a good man who did alot for the patients at broughton and in the community.
And for all the others who keep posting that is isnt true, go look it up and leave Louann alone.
I think everyone should just let DEBBIE AKA LISA AKA ROCK HILL have this topic and let her post all the crap she wants to since it it very much apparent that no one believes her anyway.Give her a minute and she will be on here claiming I am also someone else. It appears that what she does when she is caught and has no other way out. She should spend her time reading the article, if she knows how to search for it. Not sure why she thinks everyone who posts on here works at broughton either but I do think some of the patients has posted on here. Maybe Debbie and all her other user names resides at Broughton.
Time to let her have this so she can continue to add to her never ending story.
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You have been on here for over 4 years spamming the board form Finland (lol) and everywhere else. You are a lying sick piece of sh*t and all your incarnations. No staff member was E_V_E_R killed at Broughton, I saw where you posted it was your father, not your uncle, so you've been saying these same two stupid lies for years.

WTF is wrong with you can you not find a life?

You have read the article but it is "hidden" LOL LOL LOL


I even saw a post where you pretended to be a Doctor at Broughton form the same location in Finland. Now correct me if I am wrong, but isn't the mental patient pretending to be a Doctor the absolute classic cliche? LMFAO

You sit there, with no life, 150 pounds overweight and your sad sad attempts to I guess, impress people on a forum no one reads while you change screen names like a whore changes underwear.

Does it amuse you? Are you that f*cked up? Do you actually expect anyone to believe you are not the same person who has posted about 60% of the posts on here? Almost all your posts say the same few lines but there are at least 40 different names. You are pathetic..........
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The article is very hard to find. It did take a bit of searching to find it. I believe Louann and I really dont give a crap what anyone says, esp. the rockhill idiot.
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I have never been to Broughton Hospital, or suffered from any type of mental illness..but I have dealt with it for 29 years ..my mother suffers from several different mental illnesses,all of which I can remember from a very early age..just let me say first of all..there is NO excuse for any nurse,doctor or staff to be putting the patient,who has come to you for HELP in any type of harm,no excuse at all..it is your duty to treat and help the mentally ill,when you became the provider for this type of service,you should have known that there may be times when the patient can get extremely confused or totally out of control, there are several different techniques that can be used to control someone who has become that agitated, there is no excuse to harm someone or restrain someone to the point of suffocation/death..and granted it may not be right that some will "dump" their mentally ill family member into the care of a facility, that does not always mean that the family no longer loves that person, just means they have no more means of taking proper care for that person and has painfully given the task to someone who dedicated part of their lives towards the treatment of this exact thing, I can understand that the patient can sometimes be the one to cause the damage, and sure..that is not right either.. if you handle the situation correctly.,more than likely that sort of thing will not happen.. whatever the case may be..it is something that you should have grasped before hand, I mean..it is the job YOU obviously wanted and if YOU can not handle your job in the correct manner,then it is YOUR personal duty to move on to something that you can, perhaps somewhere a little less challenging for you.just because you are has worked with a mentally ill person or facility and would condone this type of behavior needs to seek professional help themselves, something is definitely not right with that scenario.. in the end IT IS the job of the Doctor,nurse and staff to make sure the patient is safe,secure and treated, and anytime there is suspicion whether someone has been abused it is a serious matter and should be examined until rightfully concluded..and mind you.,this is all just in my opinion. My best regards to any who have been hurt by the people who's care they were in..it is a shame when you can no longer count or trust in those who make it their duty to treat and protect us..not all humans fail the jobs they have dedicated their lives to..
sounds like an exceptionally good idea to me-let's see how things go if all employees of mental hospitals finish out the day of work (so nobody can then yell abandonment), turn in the keys to the place, and don't look back. I have a feeling somebody would be singing a different tune.

until you work at the place, you don't know what experiences the employees go through.
Do you mean to try to tell us if you worked at a place and saw a co-worker being attacked by a patient, saw said co-worker down on the floor turning blue because he was being choked to death, you wouldn't instinctively do what ever it took to get that person off your co-worker?

Its one thing to work with a family member one on one, but you aren't factoring in all the other patients on the ward, their moods and what they are adding to the situation. Taking care of a MI loved one at home is a lot different than caring for 20 plus MI people at the same time. Not even factoring in 1:1 supervision, whether it be strict supervision that requires constant observation and not being out of eye contact with the person, or if it's close supervision where you can sit outside the room but no further. Each situation requires flow sheet documentation, whether it is in 5 minute intervals, 15 minute intervals or 30 minute intervals. Not to mention if the person is on head injury precautions which requires monitoring vitals as well as behavior.

big difference.
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UNTRAINED????? What freaking hole did you crawl outa ??? WE ALL TAKE SELF DEFENSE CLASSES! YEARLY!!!!!!!! What a moron!!!!!!!!!!
Just another "know it all" who knows NOTHING about working at Broughton.
when I worked there, we weren't only required to do yearly re-certs on NCI, we also had monthly inservices on such topics as validation therapy, reality orientation, and crisis de-escalation.
people sure do have some misconceptions about being an employee at Broughton. Even if you are a CNA when you are accepted for the job, you still have to go through a month long training before you are put on a ward.

we had our people who knew how to work the system as well. Sure as the season changed from fall to winter, we knew who to expect to be admitted. If it was so bad there, then why the repeats?

I loved my job when I worked there. There were days that it was a challenge to keep things in perspective. There were times that I was afraid. There were more pleasant memories than bad ones, I can tell you that for sure. If they were to offer me a job and I was in the shape I was 20 years ago, I'd go back. Time marches on though and opportunities that once were are no more.

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