A $2.8 Million Medical Negligence Case

One case of medical negligence that I recall very vividly is a case where a widow came to me. She came to me because she had taken her husband to a local psychiatric hospital as she was concerned about his mental well-being. He voluntarily checked himself in while he was on a suicide watch.

Every 15 minutes, they were to keep an eye on him and make sure he wasn’t going to harm himself.

While he was there, they put him in a room with a roommate that had a belt and then had a room with a hook on the back of the bathroom door.

He hung himself and committed suicide while in the psychiatric hospital.

And the widow was infuriated. She came to me and asked what I could do to help.

We looked into the claim and pursued the claim against the psychiatric hospital.

If they’re holding themselves out to provide care to people, and in this case, mental health care, they have an obligation to make sure that those patients are in a safe environment.

We pursued that case for that client and got a very favorable result from a  jury’s verdict that held that the hospital was guilty of medical negligence.

Author Bio

Tim Miley is the Founder of Miley Legal Accident Injury Lawyers, a West Virginia personal injury law firm he formed in 2006. With more than 30 years of experience in personal injury law, he is dedicated to representing clients in a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, brain injuries, wrongful death, and other personal injury matters.

Tim received his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University and is a member of the West Virginia State Bar and the Harrison County Bar Association. He has helped his clients win more than $10 million in personal injury verdicts and settlements and has further served the people of West Virginia by filling legislative roles in the state’s government since 2004.

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