QUEENS, N.Y. (CN) – A resident sued a group home for mentally disabled adults, claiming his “physically huge and powerful” roommate “gouged out” his eyes “with his bare hands.” Latchman Ramnarine sued Flushing-based PSCH Inc., which runs the group home in Queens Village.
Ramnarine claims PSCH placed him in a three-bedroom apartment with his alleged attacker, co-defendant Jason Wallace, “a huge psychiatric patient weighing nearly 300 pounds.”
Ramnarine says that PSCH “should have known” that Wallace was “aggressive and boisterous, extremely menacing and intimidating, a threat to the safety of others, out-of-control, not taking his medications and otherwise extremely dangerous.”
The complaint states: “Without cause or provocation, Jason Wallace viciously attacked Latchman Ramnarine in the above mentioned group apartment and, with his bare hands, gouged out Latchman Ramnarine’s eyes. … (A)s a result, Latchman Ramnarine is totally, irreversibly and permanently blind, horribly disfigured, and otherwise injured.”
PSCH did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Ramnarine is represented by Michael S. Grossman of Manhattan.