Video Shows Nurses Ignoring Disabled Man Bleeding on Floor: NY Attorney General

Two nurses allegedly ignored a physically disabled man as he lay bleeding from the head on the floor of a Queens nursing home, authorities said. 

Surveillance video shows the 51-year-old disabled man fall in front of one of the nurses at the Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, who simply ignore the man. 

Video then shows the man crawling on the floor while covered in blood, bleeding from his head and jaw, as the two nurses do not acknowledge him. 

“The complete and utter lack of care allegedly displayed by these two nurses is shocking,” Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement. 

"When New Yorkers make the difficult decision to place their loved ones in a nursing home, they shouldn't have to worry about abuse and neglect," he added in a news conference later. 

The two suspects, ages 39 and 34, were indicted Thursday on the felony charge of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person and the misdemeanor charge of willful violation of health laws. 

A visitor at the Far Rockaway facility Thursday said she happened to be there on that October day 19 months ago, visiting her brother.

"I was screaming, 'Help the man, help the man!'" said Denise Doman. "And he was just laying there." 

When they were first arrested, a lawyer for one of the nurses said she was not guilty. 

"My client did assist in treating this person and in fact did call 911," said Victor Knapp. 

Schneiderman praised the nursing home for cooperating in the investigation and for turning over surveillance video. But at the facility Thursday, a security guard turned away NBC 4 New York, and no one was made available to comment on the arrests. 

Phone calls to Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation have not been returned. 

Meanwhile, Doman said she visits her brother every other day to make sure he's not being abused.

"They are used to seeing my face and so far, his care seems to be OK," she said.

But she worries about the other patients there and other nursing homes who are alone.

"There are a lot of patients who don't have family or friends," she said. "Those are the ones who are getting neglected." 

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