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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for New Hampshire on
Q: Can the mental hospital that released a patient days before he murdered my grandmother, be held liable?

In 1964 my great grandmother was shot and killed by a man who was having a psychotic episode that included hallucinations. He had been released from a mental hospital just a few days before. This happened in New Hampshire. Can the hospital be held liable for prematurely releasing him?

Michael Jonathan Sabbeth
Michael Jonathan Sabbeth
answered on Jan 21, 2023

Unfortunately, the short answer is no. That is because of the statute of limitations. In other words, it's too late to bring a case as this happened almost 60 years ago.

If you were within the statute of limitations, this would have been a case worth investigating. If the hospital...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Insurance Defense on
Q: I am sued for personal injury, property Damage, wrongful death, but no one died. What can I do if I was at no fault?

House was being auctioned for tax Lien , branch broke by an act of god which hit power line and pulled metal pole down. The pole landed on a vehicle in which supposedly someone was struck (this did not happen on my property). The wound (which was 1cm in length) was adressed with dermabond then... Read more »

Michael Jonathan Sabbeth
Michael Jonathan Sabbeth
answered on Nov 21, 2022

I'm very sorry to hear about your predicament. The best thing you can do is to inform the insurance company that insured your house/the property at the time of the injury. Typically, they will handle the defense of the case, even hiring and paying for a lawyer to defend you. I hope this is... Read more »

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