Translate This Page

Share mi nuh mon

Friday, July 11, 2008

Wrongful Death Suit Filed For Jamaican Dead Abroad

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/00683/new-york-hospital-4_683964c.jpg

On June 19, Esmin Green, a 49-year-old Jamaican woman held in a waiting area in a New York psychiatric ward, collapsed to the floor, lay there for an hour under the eyes of many, and died. A surveillance camera recorded everything. The exact moment of Esmin's death is observable in the twitching of her legs. The video is now on the Internet. Anyone can watch Esmin Green die, but it took a special person to help her. No one did.

Much has been written about Esmin Green's death. How such a thing could happen is the subject of many editorials and talk shows. Whether anything will change as a result of all the talk is anyone's guess. But what is most remarkable about Esmin's story, I think, is not how she was ignored while she died in plain view of other patients and even hospital staff. What is remarkable and searing in its irony is that Esmin Green, judged mentally unstable and delivered to a psychiatric ward, was a lady with her feet more firmly on the hard ground of reality than most of ours


Tecia Harrison, her eldest daughter has filed a wrongful death notice for$25 million dollars.

Source: Jamaica Gleaner

2 comments:

Ensayn1 said...

What up Iriegal? My first time to your site, very nice. I especially like that EatJamaican link....LOL I posted on this from somewhat of a different angle on my site www.supremeultimate.wordpress.com also check me at www.ensaynreality.squarespace.com I will be back soon

iriegal said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I have visited yours and find them very uplifting and inspirational..

ONELOVE..IRIEGAL