The family of the woman who died on the waiting-room floor in a Brooklyn hospital plans to sue for $25 million, CNN reports. Esmin Green’s relatives are also pushing for criminal charges against the hospital staff, who they say ignored her and falsified records to say she was up and about when she was actually lying ignored on the floor, dying.
“My sister was killed twice,” said Green’s sister. “First, by those who neglected to offer her the needed health care. Secondly, she was killed by those who tried to cover up this criminal action.” Seven workers have been fired or suspended since the incident. “We failed Esmin Green and believe her family deserves fair and just compensation,” the responsible city agency said in a statement.