Psychiatric Hospital Not Liable for the Death of a Patient Following a Struggle with Hospital Staff

Lanman v. Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hosp., No. 263665, 2006 WL 73747 (Mich. Ct. App. Jan. 12, 2006)

The Michigan Court of Appeals refused to impose liability on a psychiatric hospital for the death of a patient who had been admitted to its care.  The man had been transported by the police to the psychiatric facility, where he was found to be in need of care but capable of giving informed consent.  After he signed a voluntary admission form, the hospital admitted him, gave him medicine for back pain, and placed him in a "quiet room."...

Found in DMHL Volume 25 Issue 2