The plaintiff suffered complications from LASIK surgery to correct her vision. Her ophthalmologist performed a second surgery to address the complications. During that surgery the doctor applied what he thought was a prescription drug known as mitomycin-C (MMC) to help treat her blurry vision and prevent scarring. The bottle containing what was supposed to be MMC was provided by the defendant pharmacy. The plaintiff suffered additional complications from the second surgery which, according to another ophthalmologist, were caused by failure to apply MMC during the second surgery. The first ophthalmologist submitted the bottle provided by the defendant pharmacy for testing where it was discovered that it did not contain MMC. The plaintiff sued the defendant pharmacy for malpractice for failing to deliver the correct medication prescribed by the surgeon for application to the patient's eyes during surgery.
A man expressed suicidal thoughts during a conflict with his family, resulting in the man being transported to the defendant hospital’s emergency room. The defendant treating physician assessed him and, at the man’s request, discharged him. Thirty-six hours after he was discharged from the defendant’s emergency room, the man committed suicide. The man’s family brought a wrongful death action against the doctor and, under respondeat superior, the hospital.
A man was admitted to the defendant mental health hospital and placed on on-to-one observation and restricted to his unit due to his history of violent outbursts. Cross-plaintiff, a psychiatric technician and professional caregiver at the hospital, was supervising him when the patient became agitated. The caregiver took the patient to an outdoor enclosed smoking area, a place the caregiver had taken the patient before without incident, in an attempt to calm him. The smoking area contained no surveillance equipment and the door locked behind them. The two men engaged in a physical altercation. The patient died and the cross-plaintiff suffered injuries. The estate of the patient sued the hospital and the caregiver.