10 Sep Walter Davis, Administrator of the Estate of Norris Davis, deceased v. Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, et al.
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY SETTLEMENT OF $400,000
Norris Davis was a patient at Bryce Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was attacked by another resident who should not have been on Mr. Davis’ unit. The attack caused head injuries that put Mr. Davis into a coma. He never regained consciousness and eventually died. Prior to the attack, hospital workers saw Mr. Davis’ attacker acting uncharacteristically aggressive and agitated. Despite this, the workers did not report the behavior of the other patient and Mr. Davis died as a result.