Woman sues hospital after patient attacks her
DEARBORN, Mich. (NBC) —
Last February, a 19-year-old wearing a hijab was at the emergency room after she slipped and fell on some ice. That's when an attacker ran behind her and started punching her in the head.
Security personnel and hospital workers were on the scene immediately to apprehend the attacker and take care of the victim.
The assailant had been discharged from the hospital that day. Reports say he bothered other patients and attempted to wander down hallways.
Security informed the man that if he was waiting for a ride, he needed to sit down and leave other people alone.
That's when he attacked the 19-year-old.
The victim is suing the hospital saying she has had emotional distress after she was knocked out in the incident.
"She is completely blindsided. She has no idea that she's going to get attacked while she's waiting at the front desk, she gets sucker punched,” said Majed Moughni, the Victim's Attorney. “She gets literally knocked out."
Her attorney says they also believe the attack was religiously motivated.
In a statement, the hospital says they cooperated fully in the investigation, and they want all patients to feel welcome there.