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Woman found outside Baltimore hospital in gown and socks was experiencing psychotic episode, her lawyer says

Woman found outside Baltimore hospital in gown and socks was experiencing psychotic episode, her lawyer says

The attorney for a woman left outside a Baltimore hospital wearing only a patient gown and socks on a cold night last week said the medical institution turned its back on her when she was having a psychotic episode.

J. Wyndal Gordon, who said Wednesday that he was hired to represent the patient on behalf of the family, said the woman named Rebecca was now at an undisclosed inpatient facility undergoing mental health treatment.

He called the actions of the employees at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown “cruel and inhumane” in a phone interview Wednesday.

“It was a completely unacceptable response from someone who you give great trust to handle your medical...

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