Legal Question in Personal Injury in Florida

A person threatening suicide is Baker Acted in Florida. While in custody in a hospital, 2 days later, he is found dead of an apparent suicide from strangling himself with a nurse call-cord. The guards were to check him every 15 minutes. Are there grounds for a lawsuit?

Asked on 9/22/13, 7:37 am

3 Answers from Attorneys

David Slater David P. Slater, Esq.

By whom? Could be.

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Answered on 9/22/13, 9:12 am
Barry Stein De Cardenas, Freixas, Stein & Zachary

If there are survivors under the Statute who have a claim, then perhaps. Was there a spouse, children? Seek some legal help.

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Answered on 9/22/13, 10:23 am
Angelo Marino Angelo Marino Jr. PA

If under 21, or married, or supports minor childern, and some other rare exceptions, based on the facts, yes. See

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Answered on 9/22/13, 5:59 pm

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