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Bereaved family sues psychiatric hospital for damages over fatal abuse of patient

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The family of a male patient at a psychiatric hospital, who died after being abused by hospital staff, have filed a suit against the institution.

The family is suing Ishigooka Psychiatric Hospital in Chiba city and is requesting that damages be paid after security camera footage of two male nurses assaulting the 33-year-old victim in 2012 surfaced, Fuji TV reported. In the video, the patient was changing his underwear when one of the nurses, a man in his 60s, kicked him over, after which the other one then stomped on his head. The patient suffered a broken cervical spine died in April 2014.

Police have already begun an investigation into the hospital to determine whether assault charges will be filed against the two staff members who are still working at the hospital.

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Are you frikken kidding me? They have video of them stomping on the guys head, but they're not in jail and they still work there?

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not only still working there, but probably still stomping on heads, carefully, out of sight of the surveillance cameras

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I would have thought there would be absolutely no question about charging and trying the morons who murdered this man. Kind of a no brainer from my point of view.

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OMG! STILL working there and no charges filed??! Sue their freaking butts off!

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A very similar story happened in France fairly recently... but it was the son of the woman hospitalized who set up his own camera. It's lucky they actually DO have cameras in these hospitals now. If only they could chose their "staff" a little better too !

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This is horrible.

They stomped on his head in 2012, breaking his spine.

He died in 2014.

Which means for two years he was what, paralyzed? While they likely continued to abuse and neglect him.

Meanwhile, the geniuses at the hospital, AND the authorities were watching that video over and over and wondering what to do?

Send them ALL to prison.

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http://www.fnn-news.com/news/headlines/articles/CONN00295213.html

Here's the video and a report in Japanese if anyone can discern any more information from it.

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"In the video, the patient was changing his underwear when one of the nurses..."

Mistranslation. The nurses went into his room to change his underwear for him.

".....after security camera footage of two male nurses assaulting the 33-year-old victim in 2012, Fuji TV reported."

Something seems to be missing here.

@gaijinfo "Which means for two years he was what, paralyzed? While they likely continued to abuse and neglect him."

"Meanwhile, the geniuses at the hospital, AND the authorities were watching that video over and over and wondering what to do?"

Did he stay in the same psychiatric hospital? Was he moved to another place? When did the video first come to light and who saw it? When was the video first brought to the attention of the police?

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