Medical Malpractice- Psychiatric: $500,000.00
Plaintiff was admitted to Defendant Doe Hospital on a 5150 psychiatric hold after having attempted to commit suicide approximately a week before. The day after his admission, Plaintiff was discharged to Doe Rehabilitation Facility. Plaintiff alleged Defendants were negligent in their care and treatment of Plaintiff ‘s depression and alcohol/drug dependency, and this negligence caused him to attempt suicide by jumping off the parking structure at Defendant Doe Hospital. As a result, Plaintiff sustained orthopedic, cardiac, pulmonary, urological, and gastrointestinal injuries, as well as a below-the-knee amputation. Defendants contend their care and treatment was not negligent and was not the legal cause of plaintiff’s attempted suicide.
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