Family seeks answers to woman’s being turned away by hospital

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By: Madison Marmen

BALTIMORE, Maryland–The family of a mentally ill woman who was recently turned away by a Baltimore hospital’s emergency room that sent her into a sub-freezing night wearing only a hospital gown and socks says the treatment was inhumane. The 22-year-old woman is now being treated at another hospital. Video of the woman on the street went viral and it was that video that alerted her family to the problem. An attorney for the family says they’re looking to strengthen state laws to provide more protection to vulnerable patients during a hospital’s discharge process.

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