The widow of a man who hanged himself at a Pennsylvania hospital has settled a lawsuit against the now-closed hospital and its mental health services provider for $3.25 million.
The Times-Tribune reports that Donna Brink sued Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale, NHS Human Services of Lafayette Hill, and psychiatrist Dr. Satish Mallik over her husband's 2011 death.
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The suit alleged that James Brink was depressed and was determined to be an extreme risk to himself, but suicide precautions were not taken. The suit says he fashioned a noose out of his bedsheet and hanged himself in his room.
An attorney for NHS declined to comment. Attorneys for Mallik and the hospital could not be reached.
Information from: The Times-Tribune, http://thetimes-tribune.com/