The episode of the medical drama “Remembrance Five Days” on Apple TV+ revolves around the discovery of 45 bodies in the Memorial Medical Center building in New Orleans, Louisiana, which also houses the LifeCare Hospital. As the series continued, LifeCare patient Emmett Everett and other characters who were stranded in two hospitals following Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding were introduced to viewers.
One of LifeCare’s executives, Diane Robichaux, frequently asks Emmett. Viewers must be wondering if the patient was a real one and if he was one of those whose bodies were recovered days after the hurricane, as the first three episodes of the show gave us a glimpse into his life. Let us provide a solution!
Is Emmett Everett based on real patients?
Emmett Everett is indeed modeled after a real patient. Emmett, 61, is awaiting colostomy surgery to resolve a persistent bowel obstruction during the hurricane. He was transferred from LifeCare Hospital at Memorial to the LifeCare site in Chalmette. The 380-pound manual worker at the time was a Honduran. Emmett suffered a spinal stroke at age 50 that left him paraplegic, but he has always maintained a sense of humor. He is also close to his wife, Carrie Everett. Emmett is not currently under a no-resuscitation order.
When the hospital was evacuated, Emmett knew what was going on at the hospital. According to the show’s source text, “Five Days of Remembrance: Life and Death in a Storm-Torn Hospital,” Emmett begged a LifeCare nurse named Cindy Chatelain not to move his three roommates and leave him there. Diane and Dr. Anna Pou talked about getting Emmett out of there.
As stated in the original text, “We [Diane, Pou, and two Memorial nurses] If, ah, would he [Emmett] To be able to be evacuated, you know, if someone could get him down the stairs and lift him up the helicopter from that hole, and then, uh, you know, said they, they didn’t think, it’s possible. Still, according to Shirley Fink, several medical experts believed they could have removed Emmett and his condition if they had known.
LifeCare physical medicine chief Kristy Johnson told Justice Department investigators she saw Pou and two nurses transfer fluid from vials into syringes. Detectives learned from Johnson that Pugh had claimed she would give Emmett something “to ease his dizziness”. Johnson claims that Pou then entered Emmett’s room and closed the door.
Is Emmett Everett dead or alive?
Sadly, Emmett was one of the patients found dead at the memorial during the hurricane and flooding. Morphine was found in the bodies of nine LifeCare patients, including Emmett, after autopsies. The Louisiana attorney general’s office hired forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht, who concluded that Emmett’s death was a homicide caused by human intervention. Anna Pou and two memorial nurses have been charged with killing four second-degree patients on four separate counts. Emmett’s widow, Carrie Everett, is suing Tenet, LifeCare, Pou, and two memorial nurses named Cheri Landry and Lori Budo for wrongful death.
Who gave them the power to act like God? Who empowers them? According to sources, Carrie asked about Emmett’s passing on CNN’s Katrina Anniversary show. Fifteen days after Emmett’s death, Carrie and the Everetts learned of it. According to Pou’s attorney, Sheri Fink, Emmett died “with great certainty” of an enlarged heart rather than a lethal dose of the drug. Before a grand jury was sworn in to hear Anna’s case, the district attorney’s office drafted a 10-count indictment against the then Memorial Physician.
Emmett was charged with one count of second-degree murder, while nine LifeCare patients were charged with a lesser second-degree murder conspiracy. The charges against Anna were dropped after a grand jury refused to indict her.