Failure to Maintain Suicide Watch in a Mental Hospital

May, 2008

This action arose when our client committed suicide while under the suicide watch and supervision of a mental health hospital in 2007. The client was supposed to be under constant watch and checked at regular intervals. He was found hanging from his door. The case was settled in alternative dispute resolution by a retired judge. The case was handled by Martín Arias and Eric G. Zajac.