As part of an ongoing lawsuit against Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation, a video has recently been released that shows 89 year old James Dempsey taking his final breaths while nursing staff at the facility stand around and laugh. Dempsey, a World War II veteran, had paged for help 6 times before a member of the nursing staff came to his aid. The video was not discovered until after the facility’s nursing supervisor, Wanda Nuckles, gave a 6 hour deposition detailing the care she gave Mr. Dempsey as he lay dying. In her deposition, Ms. Nuckles described starting CPR as soon as a fellow nurse informed her that Mr. Dempsey was in distress. She says she started chest compressions and continued until paramedics arrived. Records showed that 911 was not called until 58 minutes after Mr. Dempsey had already died.
Video Shows Careless Staff Members
The video camera was installed by Mr. Dempsey’s family members and based on the cruel behavior of staff members, the presence of the camera was unknown.