Patient's Assault by Roommate Was Not Reasonably Foreseeable; Hospital Wins Summary Judgment

September 18, 2019 | Strategic Insights for Health System


In a case in which a patient was allegedly assaulted by his roommate in a racially motivated attack, the Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, affirmed summary judgment in favor of the hospital regarding all of the patient's claims.

The patient was admitted to the hospital to undergo treatment of diabetes complications. The patient's roommate allegedly assaulted him in a racially motivated attack. Afterward, the hospital moved the patient,...

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