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ER: Refusal of Care

A woman is brought in suffering from the effects of a hunger strike, but she will not accept food or help until she has proof that the INS will grant her son's deportation case a new hearing. Neela, Sam, and Dr. Lewis are incapable of treating her as long as she and her lawyer refuse aid -- which goes against all the doctors' training. Meanwhile, Abby, despite her suspicions, is unable to prove that 72-year-old Birdy Chaddock is the victim of elder abuse.


Episode Info


Episode number: 11x18
Production Number: 177868
Airdate: Thursday April 21st, 2005

Director: Gloria Muzio
Writer: Joe Sachs


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Guest Stars
Eion BaileyEion Bailey
As Jake Scanlon
Recurring
Laura CerónLaura Cerón
As Chuny
Recurring
Louise FletcherLouise Fletcher
As Roberta 'Birdie' Chadwick
Recurring
Madchen AmickMadchen Amick
As Wendall Meade
Recurring
Montae RussellMontae Russell
As Zadro
Recurring
Pat CarrollPat Carroll
As Rebecca Chadwick
Recurring
Scott GrimesScott Grimes
As Dr. Archie Morris
Recurring
Troy EvansTroy Evans
As Frank Martin
Recurring
Fred KoehlerFred Koehler
As Benjamin Coe
Ivo NandiIvo Nandi
As Emilio
James MolinaJames Molina
As Adrian
Jarrod BunchJarrod Bunch
As Caranza
Judyann ElderJudyann Elder
As Debra Graham
Rob NaritaRob Narita
As Miyamoto
Yolanda Lloyd DelgadoYolanda Lloyd Delgado
As Elena Tabajas

Uncredited
Thandie NewtonThandie Newton
voiced Makemba 'Kem' Likasu
Recurring
Main Cast
Noah WyleNoah Wyle
As Dr. John Carter
Parminder NagraParminder Nagra
As Dr. Neela Rasgotra
Linda CardelliniLinda Cardellini
As Nurse Samantha Taggart
Goran VisnjicGoran Visnjic
As Dr. Luka Kovac
Maura TierneyMaura Tierney
As Dr. Abby Lockhart
Mekhi PhiferMekhi Phifer
As Dr. Gregory Pratt
Shane WestShane West
As Dr. Ray Barnett
Laura InnesLaura Innes
As Dr. Kerry Weaver
Sherry StringfieldSherry Stringfield
As Dr. Susan Lewis
Warning: ER season 11 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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