Most were probably terminal, but NotDeadYet, the disability group, points out that one young man was merely paraplegic (paralyzed from the waist down), obese, and an immigrant...and was found dead after the female doctor death visited his room:
Mahaney says he based his essay on the content in the 2009 NY Times article "The Deadly Choices at Memorial" by Sheri Fink.
How, then, did he forget about Emmet Everett? From the NY Times story:
Robichaux remembered Pou saying that the LifeCare patients were “not aware or not alert or something along those lines.” Robichaux recounted to investigators that she told Pou that that wasn’t true and said that one of LifeCare’s patients — Emmett Everett, a 380-pound man — was “very aware” of his surroundings. He had fed himself breakfast that morning and asked Robichaux, “So are we ready to rock and roll?”And this...
The 61-year-old Honduran-born manual laborer was at LifeCare awaiting colostomy surgery to ease chronic bowel obstruction, according to his medical records. Despite a freakish spinal-cord stroke that left him a paraplegic at age 50, his wife and nurses who worked with him say he maintained a good sense of humor and a rich family life, and he rarely complained. He, along with three of the other LifeCare patients on the floor, had no D.N.R. order.
Everett’s roommates had already been taken downstairs on their way to the helicopters, whose loud propellers sent a breeze through the windows on his side of the LifeCare floor. Several times he appealed to his nurse, “Don’t let them leave me behind.” His only complaint that morning was dizziness, a LifeCare worker told Pou.
Several medical staff members who helped lead boat and helicopter transport that day say they would certainly have found a way to evacuate Everett. They say they were never made aware of his presence.Dr. Anna Pou was the last person to see Everett. He never left the room and he was reported dead. It's reasonable to conclude that Pou killed him.
So if a cop in Arizona stopped him for speeding or a broken tail light, the liberals would be up in arms for a human rights violation.
But if a sociopathic female doc killed him because he was inconvenient, no problem.