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Family to sue Brooklyn hospital’s psych ward for $25 million in watched-death case

AP/USA Today, July 9, 2008

The daughter of a woman who died unnoticed on the floor of a Brooklyn hospital's psychiatric unit has called for criminal prosecution of the workers who did nothing to help her. The family notified the hospital, New York City, and the city's Health and Hospitals Corporation that they intend to file a $25 million lawsuit. Surveillance footage showed the death of Esmin Elizabeth Green, 49, who collapsed face-down on the floor of the Kings County Hospital Center's psychiatric emergency waiting room, where she had been for nearly 24 hours.