Summary Judgment Motion: Granted
In the course of performing their duties, hospitals and medical practitioners are a party to some of humanity’s most trying times. The law is there to protect them—as well as their patients—from undue harm.
In 2019, a plaintiff was taken by local law enforcement to a hospital (our client) for evaluation after his behavior became erratic and aggressive at home. After being released, the plaintiff pursued claims of false imprisonment, as well as healthcare fraud, wire fraud, and civil conspiracy to commit fraud. There was also an attempt to pursue a medical negligence claim against the hospital and multiple medical providers.
Fortunately for our client, Partner Karissa Ownes and Associate Sharifa Jarrett applied their knowledge of the relevant statutes to develop an ironclad strategy. Thanks to their brilliant work, the hospital’s motion for final summary judgment was granted and the plaintiff’s competing motion for summary judgment on the false imprisonment claim was denied.
Fortunately for our client, Partner Karissa Ownes and Associate Sharifa Jarrett developed an ironclad strategy.