Woman Wanted To See Birth Of Grandchild, But Was Denied Entrance Through Emergency Room. She Fell, Sustained Critical Injuries.
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A grandmother-to-be, excited to watch her daughter give birth at West Boca Medical Center, was denied access to the birthing suite by a security guard. The guard allegedly forced the woman outside where she fell on a darkened driveway’s speed hump and sustained critical injuries.
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The just-filed lawsuit claims that Tina McQuire-Shaw drove from her home in Loxahatchee in the middle of the night when her daughter called to say, “it’s time.” When McQuire-Shaw arrived at West Boca Medical Center, the only door she found open in the early morning hours was the Emergency Room. She allegedly told the check-in desk that she was there to see her daughter give birth, but a security guard — according to the suit — told her to go outside, refusing to let her access the birthing suite by using the hospital’s hallways.
Instead, she was ordered to walk outside — on a dimly lit driveway — to another entrance. Disoriented in the overnight darkness, McQuire-Shaw tripped on a speed hump and fell, leaving her seriously injured. The security guard— inexplicably — did not walk with her.
The lawsuit accuses West Boca Medical Center, its unnamed security guard, and its security company of a series of negligent acts. The claim: Ms. McQuire-Shaw would have never fallen on November 2, 2019, if the security guard exercised common sense and escorted the woman to the birthing suite through the hospital’s indoor hallways, instead of forcing her to walk outside on a dimly lit driveway.
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