$377,000 settlement in Professional Negligence case
PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE ASSAULT
Injuries alleged: Rape and assault
Name of case: Doe v. Patel
Court/case no.: Monroe County Circuit Court, #94-2915 NO
Name of judge: Michael W. Labeau
Damages awarded: $377,627.93 (judgment); $33,075.04 (interest)
Date: May 7, 1998
Attorneys for the plaintiff: E. Powell Miller and Gerard Mantese
Attorney for the defendant: Withheld
Name/city of most helpful experts: Gerald A. Shiener, M.D.
Other useful information: The plaintiff contended that the defendant committed professional negligence by failing to order long-term hospitalization of an increasingly violent mental patient who had already assaulted two other children. The defendant’s patient then attacked the plaintiff.