Q: If someone is brought in to ER and injuries are inconsistent with story told. Can the state press charges?
She was brought in unconscious by her husband and he said she slipped in the tub and hit her head. She was in a coma for about 6 hours or so due to trauma to her head .The injuries to her head and bruising to her body is inconsistent with the story the hospital said. She said he didn't do it but injuries prove otherwise. The hospital kept them separated and supposedly did an investigation but she is out of the hospital and and home again.
A: The hospital acted as they are legally required to. Most jurisdictions have laws and regulations that require nurses and doctors to either investigate when they are suspicious of domestic violence and/or call the police. Usually, as soon as they suspect their may have been some/any domestic abuse that triggers their legal responsibility to investigate and/or call police. If they suspect something they must do something.
A: Going off of what you have described here it does sound like the hospital did what they are legally required to do. If a hospital suspects that she is the victim of violence that cause the injuries they will call the police or further investigate. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
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