How long is a hospital liable for someone who attempted suicide? 1 Answers as of July 20, 2011

If a person attempts suicide in front of several witnesses and is sent to the hospital for injuries is the hospital legally responsible to hold that person for a certain amount of time. Also if that person tells them at the hospital they are going to kill themselves? Penal code?

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There may be a case there. If a death is involved, then the statute of limitations is only two years. If a public facility was involved, then there is probably a requirement that a notice of claim be filed within ninety days. You need to consult with a local attorney right away.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 7/20/2011
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