The victim was a 37 yr old single man survived by living parents. He had been assaulted and suffered a brain bleed. He was admitted to the hospital and monitored with serial CT scans. Because the brain bleed was evaluated as stable, he was discharged after 36 hours to his apartment where he lived alone. Two (2) days later he was found dead in his apartment. His brain had continued to swell after discharge and it herniated into his spinal canal, causing his death. The hospital and its doctors failed to recognize that a brain bleed could cause increased swelling for 3-5 days and discharged the man home without any supervision.