Now that I've had time to contemplate the events of April 15, 2004; I consider what happened to me a case of medical kidnapping.
When I arrived at Brockton Hospital and the handcuffs were removed, that's is when the real maltreatment began. When I asked questions about why I was transported to that hospital in handcuffs, or as to why I was forced to stay in a psych ward, I received no satisfactory answers. The situation got worse when I was given medications. I asked for painkillers for my chest pains. I'd had a bout of angina on the way to the hospital However, I was given psych meds. Specifically, I was prescribed a molotov cocktail for the mind: a mixture of lithium carbonate and olanzapine which caused hallucinations.
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As stated in the Summary Judgement, I'd suffered an attack of angina after the campus police handcuffed me. As a stroke survivor with a physician and insurance, I was sure that the doctors at Brockton Hospital would at least get the information necessary to do their jobs properly, but my concerns were ignored. To my knowledge they did nothing corroborate any of the false information they'd received from Dr. Seibert-Larke of the Bridgewater State College Counseling Center.
I was rendered disabled because of the incident according to the Social Security Administration. This was devastating because, though I'd suffered a debilitating stroke in 2000, I was still able to avoid disability and stay in school. After six days in the psych ward at Brockton Hospital, I could no longer function intellectually as I had before I was forced to undergo their treatments. Sadly enough, I still suffer from an intellectual disability I didn't have before the events of April 15, 2004.
To be continued.