Bipolar Man Sues Rescuers For Saving His Life
A man who reportedly suffered a bipolar episode and tried to drown himself in a pool is suing the police officers and lifeguard who pulled him out of the water.
The lawsuit filed last Friday by 23-year-old Mateusz Fijalkowski from Virginia says he was left underwater for more than two minutes.
He says eight police officers watched and stopped a lifeguard from jumping in to save him.
The Fairfax County Police Department says officers acted appropriately to save Fijalkowski and protect themselves and the lifeguard from a disturbed person, according to The Washington Post.
Fijalkowski says he’s suing because the 2016 incident left him with more than $100,000 in medical bills.
At the time of the incident, Fijalkowski says he had never suffered any mental health episodes.
He was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder.