May, 2017

John W. Bocchino represented a hospital in a 2004 wrongful death claim as to the death of 22-year-old male discharged from hospital. The case involved claims of medical negligence in releasing a patient who presented after a drug overdose of recreational drugs. The patient was monitored and when awake, alert, and oriented with normal mental status was turned over to a close friend of the family who picked the patient up. The patient shortly thereafter secured keys to his vehicle and got into a head-on collision causing a fatality. The parents of the deceased 22-year-old brought suit over the death of their son, also killed in the accident