How safe are you in a hospital? Far from it, just ask the Tiwari’s whose son committed suicide under hospital care.
Case Raises Concerns About Standard of Hospital Care
Toronto (February 25, 2015) – A family, whose son was able to commit suicide while he was supposed to be under close observation, has filed a $12.5 million wrongful death and breach of privacy suit against William Osler Health System and members of its staff.
On June 26, 2014, 20-year-old Prashant Tiwari of Brampton took his own life, while he was supposed to be under close staff supervision in the psychiatric unit of Brampton Civic, one of William Osler’s two hospitals. Although he was to be checked by staff every 15 minutes, Prashant was left unattended for over two and a half hours. His body was found later in the hospital washroom.
“Hospitals are considered safe havens for those at risk,” said Michael Smitiuch, of Smitiuch Injury Law PC, the lawyer representing the Tiwari family. “This family is raising questions and awareness about obvious short comings in the care of high risk patients.”
A press conference was held on February 25, 2015, to help create awareness about this important issue.
Rakesh Tiwari, Michael Smitiuch and Gautam Tiwari answer questions posed by the media.
This important issue was covered extensively by the media.
For further information contact: Michael Smitiuch at [email protected] or 416-621-1551.