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James Dempsey

James Dempsey

James Dempsey with his wife, Belle Porter Dempsey.

James Dempsey with his wife, Belle Porter Dempsey.

James Dempsey was an American WWII veteran for the United States Navy who's death became national news after a hidden video that went viral reveals how nurses laughed while he was gasping his last breaths. [1] [undefined]

Biography

Born in the state of Georgia, James grew up in the town of Woodstock for most of his life. He was a father of two sons, Tim and Tony, and the grandfather of two, Jessica and Jeffrey Smith. He was married for more than 50 years to his wife, Belle Porter Dempsey. [1]

Veteran

Dempsey was a decorated WWII veteran who served the United States Navy. He later worked for the Georgia Army National Guard, and would later retire. [1] [undefined]

Death

Extended Deposition | Nurse changes story after seeing video of vet who died at nursing home.

Extended Deposition | Nurse changes story after seeing video of vet who died at nursing home.

On Feb. 27, 2014, as James laid in his hospital bed gasping his last breaths moments after he had called for help 6 times - he became unconscious.

Georgia state records show nursing home staff found Dempsey unresponsive at 5:28 a.m. ET.

Staff took almost an hour before calling 911 at 6:25 a.m. [undefined] [undefined]

In a video deposition included in the lawsuit records, former nursing supervisor Wanda Nuckles told the family’s lawyer, Mike Prieto, how she rushed to Dempsey’s room when a nurse alerted her that Dempsey had stopped breathing.

As she was questioned, she did not know about the camera that had recorded her actions.

Through questioning, it was revealed that Nuckles was not telling the truth.

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According to several highly skilled professional nurses who viewed the video, they discovered numerous errors in the caring of Mr. Dempsey.

The video also shows Knuckles and other nurses that have not been named, laughing as Mr. Dempsey dies in front of them.

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References

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Citation Linknorthsidechapel.comThe obituary of James Dempsey.
Nov 18, 2017, 8:08 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comFootage of the hidden camera that was placed on James Dempsey's hospital room.
Nov 18, 2017, 8:15 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comExtended Deposition | Nurse changes story after seeing video of vet who died at nursing home.
Nov 18, 2017, 8:15 PM
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Citation Linkusatoday.comThe USA Todaycoverage of the incident regarding the death of James Dempsey.
Nov 18, 2017, 8:16 PM
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Citation Linkmirror.co.ukThe Mirror.co.ukarticle about James Dempsey's death.
Nov 18, 2017, 8:17 PM
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Citation Linkglobalnews.caThe global news article about the death of James Dempsey.
Nov 18, 2017, 8:18 PM
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Citation Link11alive.comArticle that says James Dempsey died grasping for air.
Nov 18, 2017, 8:49 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of James Dempsey when he worked in the military as a younger man.
Nov 18, 2017, 8:57 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comJames Dempsey with his wife, Belle Porter Dempsey.
Nov 18, 2017, 8:58 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of James Dempsey as a young man in the military.
Nov 18, 2017, 8:58 PM