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North Carolina man dies after waiting 22 hours at hospital

AP/Yahoo News, August 20, 2008

A mental patient died after workers at a North Carolina hospital left him in a chair for 22 hours without feeding him or helping him use the bathroom, said federal officials. The officials have threatened to cut off Goldsboro-based Cherry Hospital funding. A state team has been sent to the facility to help draft new procedures to ensure patients receive proper care.