Lost Dementia Patient’s Family Files Wrongful Death Suit

A wrongful death lawsuit has been in California against a shuttle bus company after the death of an elderly man with dementia who died after going missing. Ten days after he disappeared, a man walking his dog found Chin’s body lying face down off the side of a path near the VA Hospital.

Awful story. Where is the negligence? Good question. This lawsuit claims the shuttle bus dropped the man off and the wrong location and he wandered off.

Okay. But how does this involve the shuttle company? The complaint becoming lost in the San Francisco area. The suit accuses the bus driver and shuttle company of “elder abuse and negligence” in failing to ensure the 73 year old man’s safety. “The bus driver had an obligation and a duty of care to walk Chin to the door and ensure his safe arrival due to Chin’s dementia,” according to plaintiffs’ lawyer.

I’m reading this San Francisco Chronicle article… ooops, it is actually a press release from the plaintiff’s lawyer. Should newspapers do this? No.

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