Man Died in Parking Lot After Hospital Refused to Treat Him | 22 Words

A widow has retold the horrendous story of how her husband died, and the reason has left people completely and utterly outraged.

Read on for the shocking story...

His family is mourning the loss of a beloved husband and father...

After his wife says he died due to the hospital refusing to treat him.

People are understandably outraged at the lack of care he received...

Thirty-nine-year-old David Alexander Bell died in the parking lot of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, Missouri, earlier this month, and the reason is tragic...

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According to his wife, Sadie, David was suffering with severe chest pain at the start of the year.

She took him to the Barnes-Jewish Hospital emergency room twice, but she says he wasn't admitted to the hospital despite his worsening condition. 

David was merely prescribed Ibuprofen, and the pair were sent on their way.

David, the board director at Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR), returned to work...

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But shortly after was taken to hospital once again by one of his colleagues.

When Sadie found out he had been taken back to Barnes-Jewish...

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She said, "Oh, I just wish you wouldn't have took him there."

"He said, 'Why not?' and I said, 'Every time that we have taken him, all they did was give him Ibuprofen and sent him home, and I'm really thinking they are missing something,'" Sadie told KMOV 4.

She says when she arrived, she saw her husband sitting in a wheelchair outside the hospital. When she asked the doctors to run tests, they said: "he's already been here twice for the same thing and we've already diagnosed him."

Tragically, Sadie said that David died as she took him back to the car.

"I don't know what they thought and I just don't understand why they wouldn't help him," she said. "I don't want any family to feel what we're feeling right now."

"Our thoughts are with the family after this loss, as well as with the entire Central County Fire & Rescue team," the hospital said in a statement.

Due to patient privacy laws, the hospital refused any further comment.


CCFR shared a tribute to David on Facebook...

Remembering him as having a "bright smile and welcoming personality."

They continued...

"We are all better for having known and worked with you to support and protect our community. We overcame some tremendous challenges and accomplished some amazing things under your leadership," CCFR's statement said.

"The legacy you've left behind has undoubtedly made our community safer and better for having you at the helm for the past three years," it continued. "David, we will miss your smile and the positive presence you brought to any room. We know that your faith in God was an integral part of your life. Rest in peace, friend."

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to cover any expenses the family may have...

And to create a fund "to ensure that the educational and extra-curricular activities that he worked so hard to provide for his children while here can continue, even in his absence."

David is survived by Sadie and their 3 children...

Rest in peace.