L.A. County approves $207,000 settlement to patient who jumped from hospital window
The patient, Ramiro A. Polanco, later filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County, which operates Olive View-UCLA, alleging that the Sylmar hospital "failed to adequately supervise him and failed to prevent him from jumping out of the window," according to a summary of the settlement provided to the Board of Supervisors.
The county has paid more than $100,000 in attorney fees in the case to date.
In a corrective action plan, county officials said they have since made the windows "psychiatric safe" with reinforced panes and provided education to the nursing staff on assessing patients' behavior.
-- Rong-Gong Lin II at the Los Angeles County Hall of Administration