- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the state of Maine by a pregnant mental health worker who was stabbed by a patient at the state-run Riverview Psychiatric Center.

Jamie Hill-Spotswood argued in the suit that less than a week before the March 2013 attack she told the assistant director of nursing at the Augusta hospital that she was 18 weeks pregnant and felt unsafe because there was no security on the floor where she worked, which was occupied by violent patients.

The Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/1BDcdNa ) reports that a judge Thursday rejected Hill-Spotswood’s claims that the state had failed to protect her, saying that her attacker created the danger, not the state.

The baby was born healthy. The patient was convicted of assault.

Hill-Spotswood’s lawyer says he will appeal.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com


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