Black Florida woman dies after being forced out of hospital over ‘the volume of her voice’: police


 | Raw Story | December 23, 2015

A Florida woman who had sought medical attention at a hospital for breathing difficulties died when doctors kicked her out, going so far as having police handcuff her and forcibly remove her, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

Barbara Dawson, 57, was taken to Calhoun Liberty Hospital by ambulance complaining of stomach pain on Sunday night. She was discharged by hospital staff hours later. But Dawson complained that she still wasn’t feeling well and didn’t want to leave. But family members told the Democrat the nursing staff “banned” her from the hospital.

“She was causing a disturbance in the hospital with her language and the volume of her voice,” Blountstown Police Chief Mark Mallory told the paper.b

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