Cecil J. Jones and Benjamin J. Tursi of our Philadelphia Office successfully prevailed before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, affirming summary judgment in a psychiatric malpractice case. Plaintiffs, husband and wife, brought suit against a hospital and its attending physician alleging that the failure to admit the husband to voluntary inpatient mental health care treatment was grossly negligent and resulted in a purported suicide and homicide attempt against the wife by the husband. We successfully argued that plaintiffs’ claims were barred by the Pennsylvania Mental Health Procedures Act and that plaintiffs had failed to present sufficient evidence from which a jury could reasonably find gross negligence.