RICHMOND, Va. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump released a statement following the results of an investigative report by the Virginia Department of Health into the death of Irvo Otieno.
Following lrvo Otieno’s death, an unannounced Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act complaint survey was conducted on April 3, 2023, by inspectors from the Virginia Department of Health. Following “observation, interviews, and document review,” Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, an HCA facility, “was found not in compliance” with applicable regulations.
It was determined that Henrico Doctors’ Hospital failed to comply with the law by “not providing necessary stabilizing treatment for [Mr. Otieno]” when he presented to the emergency department with an emergency medical condition.
Attorney Crump released the following statement:
“It is heartbreaking that in one of Irvo’s lowest moments, he was abandoned and left unstable by medical staff at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital who are required by regulation to provide care and support to those who need it. The family of Irvo is heartbroken to learn that he was not seen by a psychiatrist for the six hours he was at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, even though he desperately needed one.”
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