$400,000 Negligent Supervision

July 16th, 2022 Results

A 52 year old man was confined to a State owned psychiatric facility.  He suffered from schizophrenia and was strangled to death by another mentally disabled patient.  The State argued that this horrific incident was neither preventable nor foreseeable.   We argued that it was an invitation to disaster to allow numerous unsupervised mentally ill residents to share a bedroom.  The case settled prior to trial.