Q: my wife was injured under the care of state hospital what can i do?
My wife is has a civil commitment under the care of the Utah State Hospital has been assaulted three times by the same patient and now today i learned the on of the hospital staff has broken her ribs and they are doing nothing to treat her. What should i do to remove her from the situation
I'm sorry for your heartbreaking situation. Your question remains open for four weeks and you don't need anyone to tell you to contact a Utah attorney to discuss this dire situation. I can't speak for public facilities in Utah, but please be aware that as a general rule in many jurisdictions, public health facilities and other municipal entities fall under shortened statutes of limitations and special requirements for notice of claims requirements to bring actions - what this means is that you should look into contacting someone to discuss this matter without further delay. I hope your wife is removed from her surroundings to a safer facility. Good luck
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