New Jersey man who was deported to Poland while in a coma wakes upBy Mason White 4:45 AM June 28, 2013
|The man in a Polish hospital|
By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) Polish authorities are outraged after a U.S. hospital deported a man “like a sack of potatoes” despite being in a coma, according to government officials in Poland.
Polish officials also said that the man, who fell into a coma while in New Jersey, is finally awake in Poland.
Polish immigrant Wladyslaw Haniszewski had been living in the U.S. for over 30 years before falling into a coma after suffering from a stroke.
However, since the U.S. authorities discovered that he was living in the U.S. illegally, he was deported to the country where he was born.
The 69-year-old was being treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, but was found to have no insurance.
The medical staff of the Polish city of Boleslawiec have accused the hospital of moving around Haniszewski “like a sack of potatoes” while he was unconscious, without even telling his family or friends in the U.S. or Poland.
The Polish Medical Center also alleges that he was dumped at its door without any type of notification.
“The individual was informed about his discharge plan,” a Robert Wood Johnson hospital spokesperson said.
“Since the hospital’s understanding of the facts differs from published reports, we are conducting a thorough review of the procedures and notices regarding the care of this gentleman,” the spokesperson said.
“How could this man be notified about plans while he was unconscious?” Polish authorities fumed.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view