The family of a male patient at a psychiatric hospital, who died after being abused by hospital staff, have filed a suit against the institution.
The family is suing Ishigooka Psychiatric Hospital in Chiba city and is requesting that damages be paid after security camera footage of two male nurses assaulting the 33-year-old victim in 2012 surfaced, Fuji TV reported. In the video, the patient was changing his underwear when one of the nurses, a man in his 60s, kicked him over, after which the other one then stomped on his head. The patient suffered a broken cervical spine died in April 2014.
Police have already begun an investigation into the hospital to determine whether assault charges will be filed against the two staff members who are still working at the hospital.© Japan Today