Sunday, July 6, 2008

Falsified records in Brooklyn psychatric death prompt criminal investigation

"The reason why this woman died the way she did was that there is a culture of indifference that permeates every aspect of KCHC psychiatric care, nothing short of that"
Robert Cohen
Partner Kirkland & Ellis Llp,

Investigators are looking into criminal charges, because a female psychiatric patient died last month in the Kings County Hospital Center.

Employees appear to have falsified hospital records, which claim the the patient was awake and going to the bathroom when, in fact, a video shows she was laying face down on the floor.


(1) Destefano, Anthony. "Investigators probe death of woman in Brooklyn hospital --" Long Island and New York City news from - A Long Island Newspaper -- 2 July 2008. 6 July 2008. <,0,4276078.story>.