Esmin Green, the dead woman, can be seen falling and convulsion on video from the surveillance camera, which shows staffers passing by her and doing nothing during most of the time she's on the floor.
After a worker came and poked at her, hospital personnel eventually put her on the stretcher. [photo shows Green lying in upper right.]
But the attention was too late.
The New York Civil Liberties Union is calling the treatment that poor Central Brooklyn residents receive at Kings County a disgrace, an affront to decency. [click below to see the video.]
The NYCLU already had an outstanding lawsuit against the hospital and the latest incident, mercifully, seems to have spurred some positive reaction. Some employees were fired.
The organization says in a headline on its website: "After Death on ER Floor, NYC Finally Agrees to Some Improvements at Brooklyn Hospital Named in Civil Rights Lawsuit."
Green, said to be from the island of Jamaica, died on June 19. She had been in the waiting room for more than 24 hours.
In a Daily News story, Mayor Michael Bloomberg denounces the treatment of Green at the city hospital but said he still had confidence in Health and Hospitals Corp. President Alan Aviles, who runs the city's hospitals.