“Rasheen Rose, 33,
died after guards restrained him at Bernard
Center, family says;
Medical Examiner rules that his death was caused ‘during physical restraint’
“The death of an
autistic man last summer after he was restrained by guards at a Queens Village
mental health facility has been ruled a homicide by the city Medical Examiner.
Rose, 33, was a patient at the Bernard
Center when he was
restrained by guards there on Aug. 12, Rose’s family said.
Luke, 38, the victim’s sister, said the family is set to file two wrongful
death lawsuits — one against the state and one against the guards.
“’I want to make sure it
doesn’t happen to anyone else because they’re helpless,’ she said of patients
there. ‘He was a nice, kind person. I would have never thought this would
happen. He shouldn’t be dead.’”
many autistic children will eventually be living in public facilities as
adults. Families will have to trust that their relatives are being
treated well. This is a frightening story.
sometimes work wonderfully in a modern laboratory with great facilities and
healthy patients (or parents of patients) who can follow all directions,
work in places with no modern health-care facilities?
work in places with no electricity or sporadic power?
work without refrigeration (see electricity above)?
work in places without clean water?
work if the dosing regime is complex, perhaps requiring numerous returns visits
to clinics that are many miles away on foot?
work when many of those things conspire to make patients less healthy?
those are the challenges for vaccine developers and the people who earnestly
try to deliver good medicine in difficult environments.
often those two groups don't see costs in the same way.
that end - and to build its pharmaceutical business in the growing but
increasingly complex and competitive Indian market - drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline
said it struck a deal with India’s
Biological E Ltd., to develop a six-in-one drug to combat several ailments,
including polio, in developing nations.
based in London, but has several facilities in
and around Philadelphia.”
no matter which email I use, none work. I couldn’t post a comment. I’d like to
ask: HEY PHILLLY INQUIRER, WHY ISN’T SAFETY A CONSIDERATION IN ALL THE