‘LifeCare’ Workers ‘Mercy Kill’ Invalids During Hurricane Katrina, New Info Illuminates

Secret court documents reviewed by NPR and not yet available to the public reveal further disturbing details about
mercy killings
during Hurricane Katrina, with specific regard to the seventh floor, leased to the LifeCare hospital management group, of the Memorial Medical Center.

Administrators interviewed,
say they were told that the ‘evacuation plan’ for the seventh floor was to not leave any living patients behind, and that ‘a lethal dose would be administered’.

All the patients were classified
DNR,
short for Do Not Resuscitate.

A nurse told LifeCare’s pharmacy director that the hospital’s seventh-floor LifeCare patients were critical and not expected to be evacuated with the rest of the hospital.

I’m sorry, did you say Hippocratic or Hypocritic oath?

Macabre, fattening your bottom line with our loved one’s lives.

Makes one want to mercy kill some corporate hospital workers.

Shotgun to the head.

Blam!

Painless.

New Orleans Hospital Staff Discussed Mercy Killings [NPR]

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  1. Papercutninja says:

    I’m sure it wasn’t the easiest decision in the world, nor was it their first choice.

    Though i’m curious…how is it fattening their bottom lines?

  2. Ben Popken says:

    Ok, as Joel pointed out to me, it doesn’t really fatten their bottom line, it’s more unfortunate and bad decisions. NottThe health care employees but the faulty plans and procedures. It’s hard to put a face on a plan or procedure, though, let alone hold a 12-gauge up to it.

  3. L_Emmerdeur says:

    If cops escorted me at gunpoint from the bedside of my ailing mother, and medical workers then proceeded to murder her, there’d be a lot of Charles Bronson/Kaiser Soze action going down on my end after things had calmed down.