Melfi V. Mount Sinai Hosp: Case Study

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Arriana Harris
October 23, 2016

Melfi v. Mount Sinai Hosp., 64 A.D.3d 26, 29, 877 N.Y.S.2d 300 (1st Dept. 2009)
Appellate Division, First Department
April 28, 2009

Facts: On October 28, 2001, playwright Leonard Melfi collapsed and died in his hotel room on the upper east side of Manhattan. EMS personnel contained a preliminary diagnoses of respiratory distress. Melfi was given an oxygen mask and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. An assessment was performed in the hospital room but records does not show that treatment was administered. He was later assessed by John Bruns Jr, a medical doctor who diagnosed him with congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation. On October 21, 2002, the plaintiff commenced this action against the city defendants