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HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CARE FACILITIES - Liability - Negligence

Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 7:07 AM  

Appeal by the defendants from the trial judgment finding them liable for damages suffered by the respondent from a suicide attempt and from the award of future care costs. The respondent had been certified under the Mental Health Act and was suspected to be suicidal. He suffered a serious brain injury when he attempted to hang himself in the bathroom of the defendant hospital’s emergency ward. The trial judge found the hospital liable under the Occupiers Liability Act and in negligence for failing to take reasonable...