Patient Violence

Read: Hilo Medical Center Ups Security After 3 Employees Stabbed

Hilo Medical Center Ups Security After 3 Employees Stabbed

A patient was being treated for a drug overdose at the Hawaii hospital when he grabbed a nurse and held a knife to her throat.

Read: Regional Medical Center Employee Shot, Hospital Locked Down

Regional Medical Center Employee Shot, Hospital Locked Down

Authorities were aware the patient was unstable and had a gun when a woman reported him to the police 17 hours before he shot a hospital employee.

Read: NCH Patient Who Shot Himself May Have Obtained Gun From a Visitor

NCH Patient Who Shot Himself May Have Obtained Gun From a Visitor

When staff found the patient in his room, a gun was on his lap and a bag delivered by a visitor was on the floor next to him.

Read: Patient Shoots ER Doctor at West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

Patient Shoots ER Doctor at West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

The ER doctor says he saw a man in a wheelchair with a gun at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and knew he had to act.

Read: Canadian Psychiatric Hospital Fined $650K for Failure to Protect Workers

Canadian Psychiatric Hospital Fined $650K for Failure to Protect Workers

The BC Forensic Psychiatric Hospital has had a long history of violent patient attacks against nurses and other staff members.

Read: Delnor Hospital Nurse Receives $7.2M in Hostage Lawsuit Settlement

Delnor Hospital Nurse Receives $7.2M in Hostage Lawsuit Settlement

Three other nurses filed additional lawsuits against Kane County and received settlement money, bringing the total amount to $7.9 million.

Read: Whittier Hospital Locked Down When Man Shoots Himself in Parking Lot

Whittier Hospital Locked Down When Man Shoots Himself in Parking Lot

The patient who shot himself had been admitted to the hospital that day for a psychiatric evaluation for depression issues.

Read: Officer Suspended After Punching Woman at Detroit Receiving Hospital

Officer Suspended After Punching Woman at Detroit Receiving Hospital

A bystander video shows the veteran officer repeatedly punch the woman with his fists, including when she tried to retreat.

Read: Patient Stabs Security Officer with Syringe at Health Sciences Centre

Patient Stabs Security Officer with Syringe at Health Sciences Centre

The suspect, who has a history of violence, told police he has HIV after he injured a hospital security officer with a syringe.

Read: Patient Attacks Security Officer with Light Bulb in Escape Attempt

Patient Attacks Security Officer with Light Bulb in Escape Attempt

The patient was attempting to escape a locked unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest when he allegedly slashed the officer’s arm with a light bulb.

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