NY Court Affirms Hospital's Win In Suit Over Teen's Suicide

Law360, New York (June 16, 2017, 1:16 PM EDT) -- A New York state appellate court declined on Thursday to revive a suit accusing a psychiatrist and a hospital of medical malpractice and negligence in the way they handled the case of a 17-year-old who went on to commit suicide after being discharged from the hospital.

Although the judges noted that the death of Jack O’Bannon Gallagher was “tragic,” the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division ruled that the lower court was right to toss the case for lack of evidence, ruling that Gallagher’s parents hadn’t...
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