A friend of mine who has been on psych meds for over 20 years due to a vp shunt placement by UCLA (1986 approx) and was supposed to be temp only, recently had it removed from Thornton Hospital La Jolla. 1 Week later he had a sieizure and I called 9-11. He was taken to Palomar, then tranferred to Hillcrest UCSD (should have been Thornton). They placed him in a room and never administered anything for the seizure nor did they pay attention to the fact it was due to the recent surgery he just had. 3 Days later they were complaining of his mental behavior (off meds because he was in the hospital where he didn't have them) so they placed him on a 72 hr hold without my knowledge or his I believe (I have Durable POA and Healthcare POA). They performed a lumbar puncture without my knowledge and without proper pain meds to him. They did this one more time before having to knock him out to perform. I watched one of the times and couln't stand to watch this person who didn't know what they were doing jam a needle in his lower back. After this was done, they then put him on a 14 day hold without my knowledge, had no room for him and transported him to the VA, where we do not do business. Can they do this. These are just some of the things they did, I have a list of unethical and what sounds illegal treatment.??