The hospital let him ‘simply walk out,’ lawsuit says. Hours later, 3 were dead

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 04:27:23 PM. The estates of three alleged murder victims in Ohio have filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that a hospital wrongfully discharged.
He had been convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend in 1988, and spent decades in prison before being released in 2009, according to WDTN. But when Muhammad Shabazz Ali, 62, was brought to a hospital in Dayton, Ohio in August 2016 for inpatient psychiatric care, those responsible for him didn’t know — or didn’t inform others — about his criminal past, according to a wrongful death lawsuit. Rather than receiving inpatient psychiatric care, Ali was “allowed to simply walk out of the hospital” after a mental evaluation, according to the lawsuit, which was reviewed by the Dayton Daily News. After leaving the hospital the afternoon of Aug. 10, 2016, Ali allegedly killed three people within hours, according to WDTN. Police had responded that morning to a 911 call at a behavioral center to find Ali screaming and throwing chairs. “I want my medication!” Ali shouted, according to the lawsuit reviewed by the Dayton Daily News. But when he was taken to Grandview Medical Center, staff there weren’t informed about his previous manslaughter conviction, even though police provided paperwork so that Ali could receive in-patient psychological care, according to the Dayton Daily News. “Ali stated he needed his medicine so he doesn’t hurt himself or others,” the paperwork read, according to the Dayton Daily News. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the estates of the three victims Ali allegedly killed, according to the Associated Press. The lawsuit says that the behavioral center and...Read more
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