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Pregnant Las Vegas woman claims hospital ignored her

Associated Press, December 11, 2009

A woman says she was ignored for so long at a Las Vegas hospital that she went home and gave birth to a premature baby that later died. Nevada State Board of Nursing administrator Debra Scott wouldn't provide specifics about the complaint stemming from 25-year-old Roshunda Abney's attempt to get treatment Nov. 30 at University Medical Center, the region's only public hospital. Witnesses who were in the waiting room have corroborated accounts by Abney and her fiance, Raffinee Dewberry. Hospital chief Kathy Silver has promised action against those responsible if the allegations are true.