Hurricane Katrina formed in the United States in the twelvemonth 2005. causation inundations and subsequent decease many people. It is estimated that more than 1800 people lost their lives due to the hurricane. This information makes it the worst in the history of the United States since the twelvemonth 1928. It is considered to hold been the hurricane most dearly-won and lifelessly in the history of the U. S and was considered a natural catastrophe. Among the affected topographic points is St. Rita’s nursing place which has let to the test of the proprietors Sal and Mabel Mangano. The nursing place was situated in New Orleans in St Bernard parish.
It has been build 20 old ages before the hurricane struck. This place was situated in a depression in the land. The approximative figure of occupants of the nursing place was 65 and out of these 35 of them died when the hurricane struck. This has led to the indictment of the proprietors the Manganos. after probes were done on deceases at nursing places and infirmaries. Their test was for negligent homicide where it was alleged that they wilfully caused the deceases of 35 people by non evacuation them and besides binding them to their beds. However I beg travel differ with these allegations and they should non hold been convicted for negligent homicide.
Nursing Home Establishment Sal and Mabel Mangano were the proprietors so St. Rita’s nursing place holding built it 20 old ages before the hurricane Katrina. The country where they built the nursing place had spots of terra firma. In fens this is a good country and the ground why they had considered it. was because in 1965 during the hurricane Betsy this is the lone country that did non inundation. In this consideration it means that with the constitution of the nursing place they had considered that incase there was a hurricane. there at St. Ritas it would non deluge.
This shows clearly that they would non hold deliberately neglected their occupants to endure and submerge in the inundations and the subsequent decease hence they should non hold been convicted. For this consideration they had in head that. merely like in 1965 the hurricane was non traveling to impact them and for this ground they did non evacuate but alternatively they went up their one narrative edifice. A Show of Kindness During the clip of at hand inundations the Mangano’s has intended to safe other people by ask foring them to St. Rita’s nursing place among these their staff and relations every bit good as their won relations.
The ground they had done this was because they were sort adequate and were ready to assist other people. If they had a motivation of volitionally exposing their occupants to deluge and decease they so could non hold invited their occupant. They had the best purpose and they felt that they would non be affected by the inundations and therefore they did non pretermit their occupants or even wish for them to decease. They had offered shelter to more than 25 people who had lief accepted since they were exposed to the catastrophe of the hurricane. Safety
Before the worst hurricane happened on 29th of August 2005. the mangano’s felt that everything was alright. They checked and inspected the country which showed that the land were dry. the parking batch and the roof was besides alright. However it is at this occasion that the hurricane struck. Sal mangano had herself gone outside with several other work forces to inspect the state of affairs and guarantee that everything was alright and that the people indoors could non be in any danger whatsoever. Meaning they were concerned greatly about the safety of the people who were already indoors at St.
Rita’s nursing place. they could hold done anything to guarantee that these people were safe. The Hurricane Katrina Even when the hurricane struck the manago’s did non pretermit heir occupant in cat they went indoors and tried to strengthen the Windowss and the doors in despair of seeking to protect them. All the same a strong air current and a strong flow of H2O hit the nursing home’s walls and even penetrated indoors. lifting in the edifice. The mangano’s alongside their relations some of them every bit good as their staff worked unrelentingly during this clip of the inundations and besides made frenetic attempts to safe the people at the nursing place.
This means all this clip what they had intended was the good of the people at the nursing place and more than anything they used their judgement with the extreme good purposes of salvaging the people. Decision Harmonizing to the jurisprudence in the united sates of America the Louisiana demand is that an emptying program should be in the nursing place but Idaho does non province about being compulsory during an existent O emptying. The jurisprudence besides recognizes a safe topographic point and allows the nursing place to evacuate to such a topographic point
In this context the mangano’s did non wilfully disregard these regulations because they did everything that they could in strengthening their doors and Windowss in an attempt to do their occupants secure and to protect them from injury fro the Katrina hurricane and to protect them from submerging every bit good. St Rita’s nursing place was for the aged people and others with particular demands. One of the ground s why so mangano’s did non evacuate them is because they felt that by traveling the people they would hold been making more harm than good. since most of the frail 1s would hold suffered or even died in theodolite.
This once more comes to demo that the mangano’s made one judgement which was in consideration of their occupants to protect them more than to harm them. The mangano’s did non at any one clip go forth or abandon their occupants. they were there themselves and they had besides invited their relations and other people to offer them shelter. if they were volitionally exposing them to danger they would non hold invited their relations and they besides so would hold rescued themselves go forthing their occupants to decease. Therefore. the mangano’s used their judgement and safety steps.
They felt that this country where the nursing place was situated likely could non be affected by the hurricane. They should non hold been convicted of negligent homicide for the above grounds.
Mentions: Carrie Khan. Nursing place proprietors non guilty. fifth December. 2008. http//www. npr. org/templates/story/story. php? storyId=14261612 Dawn Fratangelo. what happened at St Rita’s Nursing Home? 3rd March. 2006. Http//www. msnbc. msn. com/id/11658446 Paul Rioux. St. Rita’s proprietors say no aid was offered before Katrina hit. fifteenth September. 2005. http//seniorjournal. com/NEWS/Eldercare/5-09-15StRitaNoHelp. htm