The unnamed woman, on the 15th day of her “biblical fast,” became “confused and disoriented” at a BP gas station. “As part of her religious devotion, she periodically observes a biblical fast during which she abstains from all foods and consumes only water. “In the early morning hours of July 10, 2013, Doe was on the 15th day of such a fast,” according to the complaint.
Doe called her mother for help, and was taken to the emergency room at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center where, upon admission, she was diagnosed as suffering from bipolar disorder with psychotic features.
After five days, Brar was not confident that it was in her best interests to leave, and sought further involuntary confinement through the Cuyahoga County Probate Court.
She is seeking punitive damages for false imprisonment and violations of patient rights.