Are terrorist targeting medical centers, doctors and medical workers? Or is it only in Pakistan where terrorists attack hospitals? In the US and China it is only crazy people with no motive or upset with their medical care.
Subset of workplace violence
In China, doctors want to quit because of workplace violence: In October 2013, there were 3 incidents including 2 murders of doctors. Nearly 40% of medical personnel surveyed at 316 hospitals nationwide from December 2012 to July 2013 said they plan to give up their profession due to increased violence in hospitals.
over the 10 years to the end of 2011, details of 124 incidents of serious violence in hospitals have been collated. The incidents included 29 murders and 52 serious injuries, most of which were caused by stabbing or head injury. Others included a doctor who had acid poured on his face, another who had her throat cut, and an explosion in a hospital that caused five deaths and many injuries. Seventy eight of these incidents took place at specialist hospitals. Although most of the reported victims were doctors, nurses and other hospital staff have also been harmed.
Interesting: Attacks on doctors by former patients resembles attacks on lawyers by their former clients:
- Domestic terrorist (serial shootings) Chris Dorner targeted daughter of officer who represented his case
- Domestic terrorist (bomb)
- 26 killed June 15, 2013 Terrorists Bomb Shia Quetta College Girls Bus and Hospital
- 1 victim injured (stabbing) 1 arrested Friday June 6, 2014 Portsmouth VA Navy Medical Center Stabbing
by GD Kelen - 2012 - Related articlesTherefore, we characterize US hospital-based shootings from 2000 to. 2011. Methods:... hospital shooting events in the United States for 2000 through 2011.
We found 48 hospital staff victims, of whom 24 can be classiﬁed as homicide. By comparison, the Bureau of Labor Statistics data for the 14-year period 1997 to 2010 noted only 21 health worker homicides in “general medical and surgical hospitals.” Of these, only 79% are estimated to be related to shootings,
October 29th, 2015| German Migrants: Outbreaks of violence in the emergency department RP Google translate Rioting [largely muslim migrant] patients in emergency rooms are increasingly victimizing hospital workers. Nurses and doctors in Elisabeth-Krankenhaus are abused, insulted, beaten and threatened. by Gabi Peters. patient in the emergency department at the Elisabeth Hospital completely flipped out, grabbed a worker so firmly in a headlock that she suffered bruises. It could have been worse if there was not a security service instituted because in recent years, attacks have increased dramatically on the staff . A survey of 100 clinics in Germany, Austria and Switzerland showed: 73 percent of respondents complained about assaults, ranging from insults and scuffles to punches and kicks. In the emergency department at the Elisabeth Hospital even patients have already surfaced with weapons, and workers have spoken about deserving "hazard pay" Patients now can only get water in plastic cups after a man struck a worker in the neck [like a trained commando] with a water bottle and went after the rest of the staff. It was one of the reasons why pure security switched to protection of staff and other patients. In addition to physical violence and damage to property, the helpers also experience frequent verbal gaffes. Bräuer: According to Bräuer it's not just the patients under drugs or alcohol, the rampage. Impatience play a huge role as many do not want to wait for an appointment with the specialist for surgery. Many foreign nationals who go ballistic in such cases as workers face a platton of of aggressive family members..
Shots fired, no injuries August 26, 2014 Gunfire sprays Minneapolis HCMC Hospital Gunman opens fire at a downtown Minneapolis HCMC hospital in the 3rd gun incident n opened fire in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday, spraying rounds toward an emergency room entrance at Hennepin County Medical Center It was third gun incident at hospital in 2014
1 killed 2 wounded July 24, 2014 Mercy General Hospital Gunman Richard Plotts At the Philadelphia PA area Mercy Fitzgerald hospital, Richard Plotts is the suspect named in killing a caseworker and intended to kill many others before he was shot by a doctor who also had a gun. He has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems, and ranted about the hospital's 'gun-free' policy (political issue) The shooting was inside the psychiatric unit inside psychiatrist Dr. Lee Silverman’s office. The doctor was also wounded but shot Plotts three times
1 victim injured (stabbing) 1 arrested Friday June 6, 2014 Portsmouth VA Navy Medical Center Stabbing A stabbing at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center outside the Navy Exchange store left Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Powell in critical condition, and resulted in a lockdown of the facility. The suspect arrested was Petty Officer 3rd Class Wilbur Harwell. The two men knew each other and were arguing when one stabbed the other.
No injuries, storefront and car damaged April 25, 2014 Maxima Plows Into Mall Dialysis Center In White Plains New York, a Nissan Maxima crashed into the White Plans Dialysis Center storefront at the White Plains Mall. No one was injured as the cause was thought to be a confused gas pedal, not an intentional attack.
April 23, 2014 Raymond Iwase Shoots at Daly City Doctor In Daly City near San Franscisco California, Raymond Iwase, 84 was arrested after he was spotted by witnesses as the man who entered the medical center and shot at a doctor he had seen 2 years before yelling “’You gave me a shot in the past and you made me sick!" The doctor ran away unhurt, and told others to get out. It was the latest in a pattern of part of pattern of former clients of doctors, lawyers and bankers in China, US and Europe shooting or stabbing professionals for no other apparent reason. Terrorism has never been linked as a real motive.
Sunday April 20, 2014 (Easter) Two Unconnected Stabbing Attacks on in Los Angeles Hospital Nurses In two unconnected incidents in the Los Angeles, California region, two nurses were stabbed in attacks by intruders. At the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar just after 2 a.m. Romiro Carnalla, 26, of Los Angeles, rushed past security and stabbed a nurse stabbed several times. The suspect was arrested, and a knife was recovered at the scene. Hours later at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Thomas Robert Fredette, 38 was arrested after he allegedly approached a group of nurses, grabbed one from behind and stabbed her in the ear with a pencil.
February 17, 2014 Florida Chiropractor Clinic Shooting In Holiday, Florida, chiropractor Lenny Linardos shot Jaime Velez in his West Coast Spine and Injury Center clinic in self defence. They had previously traded insults on Facebook.
1 injured February 4, 2014 Vancouver Public Health Building Shooting 2nd in 2 days At the Center for Community Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs campus, an employee was shot and wounded by a woman suspect. It was the second workplace shooting in two days in Vancouver
December 17, 2013 Reno Urology Hospital Shooting Dr. Charles G. Gholdoian was killed, and Shawntae Spears was wounded when a suicidal gunman walked into the third floor Urology Nevada office on the Renown Regional Medical Center and shot the two doctors and the relative of a patient at a urologist's office with a shotgun. Neighbors of the suspect Alan Oliver Frazier,say he was in pain from a botched vasectomy.
December 16, 2013 Chief Surgeon, Husband and Son Dead in Suspicious House Fire
chief-surgeon-husband-son- dead-suspicious-arizona-house/ story?id=21229489 neighbor's desperate attempt to rescue two adults and a child from a house fire that claimed the life of a prominent surgeon. investigating what they called a suspicious fire in Casa Grande, Ariz., Friday morning that killed the family of three. An investigation is underway but officials say it's too early to tell what caused the fire. Dr. Joyce Bonenberger, her husband, Dennis, and 11-year-old son, Trevor, were found in the fire, Bonenberger had been the chief of surgery at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center since 2004 and was scheduled to be in surgery at the time of the fire.
One of those killed is an adult patient at the acute care facility; the other is an adult female visitor. It appears to be a murder-suicide.
The 2010 Lörrach hospital shooting rampage occurred on September 19, 2010 in the ... germany/8012374/Woman-opens-fire-in-deadly-German-hospital-attack.
The 2010 Lörrach hospital shooting rampage occurred on September 19, 2010 in the small town of Lörrach, Germany near the Swiss border. Sabine Radmacher, a 41-year-old woman, killed her five-year-old son and the boy's father, her ex-partner. She then crossed the street to St. Elisabethen Hospital, where she shot and stabbed one male nurse, killing him, and also injuring eighteen others, including a police officer.Soon after, the woman was fatally shot by special police units.
[similar St Paul OB doctor killed who delivered gunman as a baby]
Fired Alaska Hospital Worker Shot Dead After Shooting Ex-Bosses. Published November 26, 2008. Associated Press. ANCHORAGE,
1994 Fairchild Air Force Base Hospital Shooting 20 June 1994, Dean Mellberg, an ex-Air Force member, entered the base hospital and shot and killed five people. . Mellberg had recently had been discharged from Cannon AFB, NM as unfit for duty, and travelled to Washington State from New Mexico to purchase weapons and plan his attack on the base. No motive has been established other than mental issues for targeting this particular base.