CT: Hospital Staffer Texted Photo Of Murdered Teen

Thomas MacMillan reports:

After 17-year-old Travis Washington died in the Hospital of St. Raphael’s Emergency Room, a hospital clinician present took out a cell phone, snapped a picture of his gunshot wound and sent it off for others to look at.

In the wake of that incident, the hospital has fired three employees. A distraught mother—already coping with the murder of her son—is contemplating a lawsuit.

Washington, a student at Hillhouse High, was gunned down on June 25 near the corner of Percival and Carmel streets in Beaver Hills. Someone shot him multiple times in the chest. He survived long enough to make it to the hospital, but died there soon after.

Read more on New Haven Independent.

This is clearly unacceptable behavior and kudos to Hospital of Saint Raphael for notifying the family of their discovery of this breach and for firing employees within 10 days and taking other measures with other employees.

Thinking about it, this is one of the few zero tolerance policies I can really endorse.

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