Medical Center Has a Duty to Protect Emergency Room Patients from Attacks but Not When the Attack Was a Surprise

Lane v. St. Joseph's Reg'I Med. Ctr., 817 N.E.2d 266 (Ind. Ct. App. 2004)

The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that although a medical center has a duty to protect emergency room patients from criminal attacks, a hospital is not liable for the injuries that resulted when a teenage boy attacked a woman seated in the waiting area of its emergency room...

Found in DMHL Volume 25 Issue 1