Case Number: 2010-17
Plaintiff: Amanda Carlson
Defendants: Medstar Montgomery Medical Center; Amina Simpore; and Nancy Esperanza
Counts: Medical Malpractice; and Wrongful Death
Summary of Allegations: Alleged medical malpractice and wrongful death involving the alleged failure to properly monitor the decedent, who presented at the defendant hospital with suicidal ideations and was placed on suicide watch, and the alleged failure to take other reasonable measures to ensure that the decedent was safe from herself and was denied the means to commit suicide. As a result, the decedent allegedly accessed an unlocked medical treatment room and hanged herself using the curtains.