WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A nurse posted a video online to accuse NYC hospitals of ‘gross negligence’ and medical mismanagement.
- The nurse claims witness to medical blunders inside the hospital system that had resulted in the death of many.
- The nurse who claims that the situation constitutes medical malpractice was put for transfer after the controversial video surfaced online.
Health Care Worker Nicole Sirotek claims “gross negligence and complete medical mismanagement” causing patients to die in hospital systems in New York City (NYC) per the video she posted online. The nurse was enlisted from Elko, Nevada to reinforce the hospital systems in the city.
The health care worker claims that “black lives don’t matter here” in the video posted online. She says, “They don’t care what’s happening to these people. And I just have to keep watching them die. … Oh, God,” referring to how the hospital administration treats their patients.
Sirotek claims witness to medical blunders inside the hospital system that had resulted in the death of many. She said that her efforts to advocate for the black and Hispanic patients under her care had her removed from the hospital.
She also claims that the situation constitutes medical malpractice. In the video, she said that one patient died because the anesthesiologist performed incorrect intubating procedures. She said that these surgical errors were reported to the doctor but he refused to believe the reports and waited five hours before an X-ray confirmed the mistake.
She cites other surgical errors that may constitute a malpractice, claiming that chest compressions were performed on one of the patients and this unnecessary procedure contributed to the death of the patient. She also said that another patient was administered the wrong type of insulin and died.
“Stay out of New York City for your health care,” she warned. “They don’t care what is happening to these people. … It’s like going into the f–king Twilight Zone.”
Quinton Martinez belongs to the medical group enlisted from Nevada. He confirmed on Tuesday that Nicole Sirotek was transferred to another hospital immediately after the video surfaced on the internet.
Quinton Martinez directed his comments on the NYC health care system. “Based off of what I saw, I thought they would have better respect for people and infection control practices to help prevent [patients] from worsening,” he said.
Sirotek made no mention of the names of the hospitals where the deaths took place.
New York Post failed to contact Sirotek, unable to find a working phone number. Her husband also did not respond to the requests for comments.
Health care staffing company employs medical workers from outside NYC to reinforce the strained hospital system as the outbreak continues to affect the city, Martinez confirms. However, the staffing company cited employee confidentiality and refused to disclose information about Nicole Sirotek.
NYC responded to the news station but did not confirm whether Nicole Sirotek was part of the health care system in the city.
Source: New York Post