The Doctor Won’t See You Now: Death by Waiting
People with chest pain and trouble breathing need to see a doctor within minutes to determine whether the issue is life threatening. But a 25 year old Milwaukee woman suffering from an enlarged heart waited in an emergency room for three hours with these symptoms, before finally giving up. She had been told she might have to wait six more hours, so she decided to leave and try to get help at an urgent care facility. She stopped to get her insurance card on the way, and collapsed. She was beyond saving by the time an ambulance arrived. More details here.