Woman stabbed leaving hospital garage sues over lack of security

The suit accuses the hospital of violating Wisconsin’s 'Safe-Place' law

A woman who was stabbed more than a dozen times by a stranger in the parking garage of Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee filed a personal injury lawsuit alleging the hospital was negligent in providing safety and security, according to an article on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel website.

The suit accuses the hospital of violating Wisconsin’s “Safe-Place” law,  which requires owners of public buildings to construct their facilities safely and maintain safe conditions.   

The woman was leaving the hospital shortly after 7 p.m. on April 2,  2018, after visiting her mother in the intensive care unit.

The suit alleges the attack went on for about 10 minutes while nobody from Columbia St. Mary’s security staff intervened.  And, the suit says, that the hospital had no security officers stationed in the garage and no operating surveillance cameras.

Read the article.

February 21, 2020

Topic Area: Security

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