Although this is a criminal case, Boston personal injury attorneys know the ramifications of criminal homicide cases on personal injury law.
The concept is simple: A murder might very well also lead to a wrongful death lawsuit.
While this case doesn't depict a murder, by any means, the death in this case was labeled a homicide, by the state's medical examiner. The state Department of Public Health cited a Cape Cod hospital for a federal violation of patients' rights. The Department claims that the actions of the hospital staff lead directly to the death of Daniel J. Ryan. Ryan, who was 35, went to the hospital to visit his wife last October. At the time, he was restrained at the hospital for allegedly being a threat to staff, bystanders and himself.