Calif. Supreme Court: Home Health Workers Cannot Sue Alzheimer’s Patients Over Injuries
On Monday, the California Supreme Court ruled that home health workers cannot sue for injuries caused by patients that they have been hired to care for, as long as the employee was informed that there was a risk of such injuries. In the decision, Justice Carole A. Corrigan wrote, "Those hired to manage a hazardous condition may not sue their clients for injuries caused by the very risks they were retained to confront."
- "Court Says Paid Caregivers Can't Sue if Injured by Alzheimer Patients" (Dolan, Los Angeles Times, 8/4).
- "Court: Caregivers Can't Sue Alzheimer's Patients" (Leff, AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 8/4).