Alleged Failure to Recognize and Restrain Patient that Presented Elopement Risk Leads to $900,000 Settlement

Bachman, Radha V.; Porto, Grena
December 2010
Healthcare Risk Management;Dec2010 Supplement 3, p1
The article discusses a court case wherein the plaintiff filed a case against the hospital, where his mother was admitted, due to failure to recognize and restrain patient from eloping which caused the patient's death.


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