A Brooklyn heroin addict who tried to enter the detox unit at Coney Island Hospital was instead called a “piece of s— junkie” and beaten by staff, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Louis Mizrahi sued the hospital and NYC Health + Hospitals Corp. in Manhattan Supreme Court for the “unprofessional, irresponsible” assault on April 10, 2016. The hostility at the detox unit began when Mizrahi, 33, said he was uncomfortable submitting to a strip search by a female nurse, Margarita Anderson, papers claim.
Anderson called him, “a piece of s— junkie who should not have to be dealt with,” papers charge.
Mizrahi says a hospital security officer threatened him. Five security officers allegedly chased, tackled and dragged Mizrahi, even after he was off hospital property. He was punched, kicked and fractured his elbow, the suit claims.
Two days later Mizrahi violated an order of protection barring him from the hospital and threatened to “blast” staff, according to a criminal complaint. Cops said they found a knife in his pocket. He later pleaded guilty to attempted burglary and entered a drug treatment program.