Rasnick, et al. v. Krishna Hospitality, Inc.Annotate this Case
Plaintiff filed a wrongful death action against defendant alleging, inter alia, negligence in that plaintiff made numerous telephone calls to the motel the night before her husband died, and when she was unable to reach him, she alerted the motel operators of the possibility that her husband was in need of medical aid. However, the motel operators refused to comply with her requests to check on him. At issue was whether the court of appeals erred in concluding as a matter of law that defendant had no duty to comply with plaintiff's requests to attempt a rescue of her husband from his medical peril. The court held that innkeepers did not have a duty to investigate or check on their guests to determine if they were in medical need. Therefore, the court need not determine whether any duty to render or summon medical aid under section 314(A)(2) of the Restatement (Second) of Torts should be adopted in Georgia. Accordingly, the judgment of the court of appeals was affirmed.