A hospital will pay $450,000 to settle a lawsuit contending it dumped a homeless woman with schizophrenia on Skid Row in Los Angeles.
City Attorney Mike Feuer announced the settlement this week, more than a year after his office sued Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center.
The suit claimed the 38-year-old woman was wearing paper hospital garb and had no phone, ID, money or medication when she was left at a downtown shelter in September 2014.
The hospital didn’t acknowledge any wrongdoing in the settlement. It has filed for bankruptcy and will pay the civil penalties once a court approves its sale.
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