According to the Social Security Administration, the onset of my disability came the day I was falsely imprisoned and my civil rights were violated by
campus authorities at Bridgewater State College. Now that I've had time to contemplate the events of that day, I now refer to it as, a case of medical kidnapping. However, during the time that members of Campus Police handcuffed me
and transported me to Brockton Hospital, I was still treated with a
modicum of dignity.
Yet when I arrived at
Brockton Hospital and the handcuffs were removed, that's is when the
real maltreatment began. When I asked questions about why I was
transported to that hospital in handcuffs, or as to why I was
forced to stay in a psych ward, I received no satisfactory answers. The situation
got worse when I was given medications. I thought I they were going to give me painkillers for my angina. Instead, I was given lithium carbonate which caused hallucinations.
As stated in
the Summary Judgement, I'd suffered an attack of angina after the campus
police handcuffed me. As a
stroke survivor with a physician and insurance, I was sure
that the doctors at Brockton Hospital would at least get the information
necessary to do their jobs properly, but my concerns were ignored. To my knowledge they did nothing corroborate any of the false information they'd received from Dr. Seibert-Larke of the Bridgewater State College Counseling Center.
I was rendered disabled because of the incident
according to the Social Security Administration. This was devastating
because, though I'd suffered a debilitating stroke in 2000, I was still able
to avoid disability and stay in school.
After six days in the psych
ward at Brockton Hospital, I could no longer function intellectually as I had before I was
forced to undergo their treatments. Sadly enough, I still suffer from an intellectual disability I didn't have before the events of April 15, 2004.