Clinic refused to treat man, passerby says

Posted By: Richard Deschamps · 12/18/2012 6:35:00 PM

Last Friday afternoon, Ersilia Giordani was walking through the Place Newman mall in Lasalle with her 8-year-old son, when she saw a man writhing on the ground in some discomfort, just outside the entrance to the mall's medical clinic. She says he appeared to have bloodshot eyes, and was unable to speak.

And the clinic's response shocked her.

"A doctor didn't even come close to the door, let alone come out of the clinic to help him," Giordani says.

The man was taken to hospital a short time later, after she phoned 9-1-1.

"If this happened to a family member, I'd be livid."

Seems the clinic was just following standard procedure that afternoon, but someone at the clinic who spoke with CJAD News assured us, they'd act differently if something like that ever happened again.

His identity and condition are still not known.

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