October 2, 2008, entails two major incidents in the life of Lloyd, the death of his father and the beginning of the battle for justice.
Gil Dean, 80, was found dead on the floor of his rest home bathroom, this very day. Gil used to stay at the Edmund Hillary Retirement Village in Remuera, Auckland.
The day before his death, he had reportedly fallen in the dining room too. This collapse had however left no injuries but the latter one had left him bruised with a swollen eye.
When Gil was taken to the doctor, the doctor did not diagnose any serious injuries and identified some tenderness to the chest. When, he was later diagnosed, the doctor found deterioration in his health. He is said to have given a dose of Panadol before.
He was then taken to the Auckland hospital, where it was found that he was dehydrated. He too had a fractured eye socket, fractured spine and a fractured neck.
The Edmund Hillary Retirement Village was asked to apologize to the Dean family but Lloyd was angry because of the fact that Disability Commissioner Rae Lamb's reports did not include the rest home's name.
"When my dad got to hospital he was dying. I held him in my arms when he died", said Lloyd.
Though, the report included information about drifts in communication but it said that the staff's response following Gil's fall were `reasonable'.
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