Doctors have admitted to killing critically ill patients rather than leaving them to die in agony in New Orleans
“With gangs of rapists and looters rampaging through New Orleans, several doctors reportedly took the harrowing decision to give massive overdoses of morphine to those they believed could not make it out alive.

‘Those who had no chance of making it were given a lot of morphine and lain down in a dark place to die,’ said emergency official William Forest McQueen.

One doctor told how she ‘prayed for God to have mercy on her soul’ after she ignored medical ethics and ended the lives of patients she had earlier fought to save.

‘If the first dose was not enough, I gave a double dose,’ she said.”

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  • Anonymous

    I’m calling BS on that article. I think its total misrepresentation of what probably happened.

    I can certainly buy a story about how doctors ran out of other meds/supplies, so their only option was to give people morphine. Since the hospital couldnt do anything else, those people died.

    However, i’m EXTREMELY skeptical about doctors DELIBERATELY killing patients. What would the doctor have to gain from it? They will lose their license and they will go to jail, and they will get hit with a monster lawsuit.

    This story doesnt pass the sniff test to me. Something doesnt add up.

  • Anonymous

    Off course those doctors have nothing to gain from it at all. They do it for their patients. Sometimes it is better to die than to suffer. Those doctors deserve respect, not lawsuits.

  • Anonymous

    My mother was parked in an ER for four hours and left without intubation or designation as a full code patient (a patient who is to receive all possible assistance). She died. When I got into the ER after four hours (they’d told me to wait in the waiting room), I demanded she be given every possible assistance. The attending physician argued angrily with me; she had not consulted with either me or my mother, even though my mother was lucid and talking: she had simply taken it upon herself to withhold treatment. When I pulled the hospital’s records after the fact, numerous doctor and nurse entries in my mother’s records indicated I was consulted immediately after arriving at the hospital and my mother was receiving all possible assistance from the moment of her arrival.

    So what aren’t medical professionals capable of?

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