James Dempsey, a decorated World War 2 veteran, desperately called repeatedly for help, saying he couldn’t breathe, and pressed the call light, which flashed on at 4.35am., before apparently lapsing into unconsciousness.
A nurse did not appear until 4.42am, at which point all she did was readjust the bed, turn off the call light, and leave, as Dempsey struggled for air.
At 6.23pm, two nurses entered the room. They fixed his blanket and adjusted his bed as Dempsey lay motionless. Then another nurse entered, and all three stood “around the bed talking.”
Then came the chilling moment the “group of nurses laughed” as the “World War II veteran died” in front of them.
“The nurses were meant to be fixing an oxygen mask onto” 89-year-old James Dempsey:
But a surveillance camera captured them laughing as the breathing machine failed, and Dempsey fell unconscious, and records show they waited an hour to call 911.
One of the nurses is seen laughing so hard she is doubled over Dempsey’s deathbed.
Initially, Dempsey’s family in Woodstock, Georgia, thought he had died of natural causes in Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center in 2014.
However, his son Tim had promised they would install a hidden camera when he first moved in there as he feared mistreatment.
“Weeks after Dempsey’s death, Tim reviewed the footage — and what he saw sparked a three-year legal battle” that led to the nurses losing their licenses.