We have yet another citizen left to die in a waiting room in the United States. Witnesses say that a man was left for 16 hours to sit in the emergency room in the University Hospital in San Antonio until other patients informed the nurse that he had stopped breathing.
We have seen a steady line of these cases, but legislators have done virtually nothing to deter such neglect in our system. The average wait is now six hours in an emergency room in the United States, a disgraceful record for a developed nation. These neglect cases are now becoming routine (here and here)
What is interesting is that hospitals now use HIPAA as an excuse not to respond to questions over neglect, insisting in this case that they are protecting the privacy of the man who was allegedly allowed to die without any care in their emergency room.
found on Reddit.