Hidden camera tells true story of how veteran died after calling for help, gasping for air

James Dempsey, 89, called for help as he was gasping for air.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR)_ — An investigation into the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation center uncovered hidden camera video catching nursing home staff laughing while an elderly patient dies in front of them.

The incident happened in 2014, but the video was recently released to 11Alive as part of a lawsuit filed by the family.

The almost 6-hour video includes the court deposition from a nursing supervisor explaining how she responded to the patient before she knew the hidden camera video existed. The video shows a completely different response.

The deceased patient is 89-year-old James Dempsey, a decorated World War II veteran from Woodstock, Georgia.