I recently physically ill and decided it best to visit my local emergency room at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Upon arriving I was taken to a room and was asked for a blood sample at which time I responded it was against my religious beliefs to have my blood taken. The staff responded I could give it or they would take it. I asked what do you mean take it? I was told they would place me in four point restraints and litterally take it .
I continued to insist that I was there only to be seen and not have a blood panel test which made them agrier to the point they forcefully took my blood and urine, I asked to leave and was told that was no longer an option since I was now classified as a physiatric patient. I have never in my 46 years been classified as such. I was then sedated against my will and taken to a holding area with no clocks on the wall , no TV, no windows , it was a jail cell located within the building at the hospital. I was keep there for three days with only saltine crackers and gatorade for food. I lost 15 pounds.
When I tried to leave I was placed in four point restraints and a nurse litterallly jabbed a needle in my arm and roughly wiped the injection site with a cotton swab which she left lying on the bare hospital floor for over a day. To keep my sanity I hummed amazing grace and prayed. I was dischargded to a Patrick B. Harrission mental hospital some 30 miles away where I spent over a week in prison like environment until a judge declared me sane and I was then discharged. I have no history of mental illness and never even seen a physchaiatrist before this nighmare. Today I cheked the mail and GREENVILLE HOSPITAL SYSYTeM had sent me a bill for over 6000.00.