Wethersfield, CT asked in Medical Malpractice for Connecticut

Q: Attempted suicide after release - is this a malpractice case?

Mom has past suicide attempts, she was recently admitted by police custody to the psychiatric unit of a local hospital after her Mother died which gave her a 72 hour hold, daughter was notified she would be released, after family (I have POA and only immediate family member) spoke to doctor who would be responsible if she harmed herself within 48 hours of leaving, they held her another 3 days. She made comment about self harm over the weekend, family had meeting on Tuesday expressing she wasn't safe to leave yet. Psychiatrist said he felt patient was safe enough to go home, with outside follow up programs. Within 5 hours of discharge she intentionally overdosed to end to her life, however found by officers 9 hours later where she was ambulance to the hospital, where she was in the ICU for 2 days, and is now on a regular medical floor. Do I have a lawsuit case?

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Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Phoenix, AZ

A: Best to talk to a local lawyer, who can review the details more closely and advise. Don't delay, as there are strict time limits for making legal claims.


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