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?
3 Answers from Attorneys
If there are survivors under the Statute who have a claim, then perhaps. Was there a spouse, children? Seek some legal help.
If under 21, or married, or supports minor childern, and some other rare exceptions, based on the facts, yes. See www.FL-PI-Lawyer.com