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Mentally Ill Woman Can Sue Hospital for Emotional Distress

July 2, 2019, 2:42 PM

Montage Health must answer claims employees at its Northern California hospital intentionally caused a mentally ill woman severe emotional distress when they refused to take seriously her claim that she’d been sexually assaulted.

Kelly Schramm has adequately alleged claims against Montage, which operates Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and against a nurse, and a security guard, for intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault and battery, and false imprisonment, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said July 1.

Schramm was taken to CHOMP, allegedly against her will, and following a sexual assault. Schramm alleges the emergency...

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