PURPLE-HEART VETERAN DIES LIKE A DOG IN VA PARKING LOT AS SON BEGS VA FOR HELP; FAMILY CHARGES VA WITH MALPRACTICE, RECORD MANIPULATION & DESTRUCTION AND FLAT-OUT COVER-UP
1) Veteran Lawrence Sinnin died of complications of heart disease after the James Lovell Federal Health Care Facility refused appropriate and timely emergency-room care by denying him access to the ER for approximately 20 minutes, during which time Mr. Sinnin ceased breathing on his own even as his son, Terrell Green, pleaded with the facility to treat his father. Lawrence died a victim of the reckless institutional negligence typical of the VA. The James Lovell Federal Health Care Facility is a joint Department of Defense/Veterans Affairs facility serving active and retired soldiers.
2) Thereafter the facility manipulated the medical record reflective of the death and destroyed video evidence of the event.
Here are the details surrounding the facts.
April 28, at about 10:05 AM, Tarrell Green drove his sick and groaning father Lawrence Sinnin from Wauken, IL, to the James Lovell Health-Care Facility. Lawrence, who then resided in Waukegan, was a Vietnam veteran and a purple-heart recipient who had routinely sought care at the VA, which was only 5 minutes away from his residence.
Terrell pulled up to the valet and asked the valet for help. The valet said he couldn't help. Referring Tarrell to the emergency-room receptionist, the valet offered to watch Lawrence while Terrell went into the building to seek assistance. Terrell presented to the receptionist and asked for help whereupon she "went to the back," says Terrell. Time was squandered as Terrell waited for the receptionist, who finally came out to instruct Terrell to as he said to "drive his father around the back to the ambulance bay". Terrell did so where he encountered two ambulance attendants and asked them to help his father.