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Hartford Hospital, physician being sued

Hartford Courant, September 15, 2009
Hartford Hospital and an emergency room physician are being sued by the estate of Marcia Maglisco, who in 2007 hanged herself days after her 2-year-old grandson drowned in a bathtub while she was caring for him. The lawsuit claims Carl Washburn, MD, and the hospital erred by not keeping the woman overnight for treatment. She had been brought to the hospital for evaluation that day by West Hartford police, who were concerned about her mental state after they charged her with risk of injury in the death of her grandson.