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Woman dies of a perforated bowel in a hospital as care is not given

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Emergency room workers and 911 operators refused to help a women at Martin Luther King Junior-Harbor hospital leaving her to die of a perforated bowel.

A woman who lay bleeding on the emergency room floor of a troubled inner-city hospital died after 911 dispatchers refused to contact paramedics or an ambulance to take her to another facility, newly released tapes of the emergency calls reveal.
Edith Isabel Rodriguez, 43, died of a perforated bowel on May 9 at Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Her death was ruled accidental by the Los Angeles County coroner