"The man bent over grabbing the chair, was yelling in pain and was borderline convulsing and almost falling out of his chair he was in so much pain," she wrote.
This gentleman sat in the waiting room in extreme pain for hours upon hours with very little attention paid to him." The Facebook photos, in which all faces were redacted, have been shared more than 112,000 times and have 14,000 comments, with many people sharing not only their views of the photos, but their own negative experiences with VA hospitals and general medical care in the US.
"We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care to the Veterans we serve and being responsive to our patient's needs.
"Upon being approached by the nurse (who was extremely rude to him), he told her he could not sit up and he needed to lay down," McMenamin wrote.
"She completely disregarded him and demanded he go sit in the waiting room area, leaving the recliner completely empty." McMenamin added that the nurse refused to offer an explanation for her behavior and "stormed off while this man was still struggling," leading the man to lay down on the floor, as seen in one of the Facebook photos.