FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, an ambulance leaves Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash. A nurse at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital who lost part of her ear when she was assaulted by a patient is suing the state for $5 million.
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, an ambulance leaves Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash. A nurse at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital who lost part of her ear when she was assaulted by a patient is suing the state for $5 million. Martha Bellisle, File AP Photo
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, an ambulance leaves Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash. A nurse at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital who lost part of her ear when she was assaulted by a patient is suing the state for $5 million. Martha Bellisle, File AP Photo