“Mr. Washington was unresponsive due to the fact that he was dying.”
Two security officers took him to the lobby, lifted him from his wheelchair into the taxi and secured him with a seat-belt while he was unresponsive, according to the complaint.
At least two members of the hospital staff “expressed concerns” about Washington, and the taxi driver was concerned that he was already dead, the mom claims.
Nonetheless, the security workers loaded him into the taxi, and even crossed his legs for him, the mother says. Her son was unconscious during the 45-minute trip home, where his mom and family received him “unresponsive and cold to the touch,” according to the lawsuit.
His mom claims she suffered severe distress when her son’s body was left in the taxi in the front yard for four hours, while police investigated.
She seeks compensatory and punitive damages for negligence, wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
Washington claims that A’Darrin was then left in the taxi cab for an additional 4 hours in front of her home while the police investigated.
Neither Cumberland County Hospital nor AlliedBarton Security Services have released a statement.