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Hospital owed plaintiff duty to protect from attack (access required)

Despite the absence of facts demonstrating probable harm or specific threat, the court found a hospital did have a duty to a patient who was attacked by another patient in the emergency room. Background The complaint alleges that on Oct. 9, 2015, plaintiff, Gordey Denisenko, checked into defendant’s emergency room at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital as a ...