Lisa Zenzen Baker, 1961-2003


Friday, July 11, 2014

Two new claims

Injuries from falls alleged
 in two hospital lawsuits

By David Baker
Posted July 11, 2014
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A woman who alleges she received serious injuries when she fell from an operating table just after undergoing a colonoscopy and barium enema at Samaritan Hospital in Troy has filed a lawsuit against the hospital.

According to the suit, Eve Mattice of Rensselaer County “…has been caused to suffer and sustain injuries to her head, body and limbs including but not limited to a comminuted fracture of the fifth metatarsal of the right foot, together with injuries both internal and external which may be of a permanent nature.”

The suit was filed on May 2 by attorney Robert A. Beecher of Albany.  Papers that would show who is defending the hospital were not available at the time the file was examined.

In the second case, Eleanor Brown of Rensselaer alleges that in November 2013 an employee or agent of defendant St. Peter’s Hospital was negligent when he or she attempted to move her from a bed or a chair without the assistance of a second person, as required by the hospital.  As a result, the suit says,  Brown fell to the floor, receiving “…extensive permanent physical, emotional and psychological injuries and damages.”

The suit also names St. Peter’s Health Care Services and St. Peter’s Health Partners. It was filed in December 2013 by the Latham law firm Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany.

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