Reclusive heiress Huguette Clark’s estate sues New York hospital and doctor ‘for failing to discharge her for 20 years in order to extract gifts’

  • Dr Henry Singman and Beth Israel Medical Center were less dedicated to Huguette Clark’s welfare than their own,  says  the new lawsuit
  • Clark died at Beth Israel aged 104 in  2011, leaving no close relatives and a roughly $300 million  estate

By  Associated Press

PUBLISHED: 01:46 EST, 22  November 2013 |  UPDATED: 01:46 EST, 22 November 2013

A reclusive copper heiress’ estate is seeking  more than $100 million from a doctor and a hospital where she spent two decades,  furthering a fight over her fortune after a feud over her disputed will was  resolved.

Dr. Henry Singman and Beth Israel Medical  Center were less dedicated to Huguette Clark’s welfare than their own, says a  lawsuit filed on Thursday.

A public administrator’s office, a local  government entity, represents the estate of Clark, whose father was a Montana  copper baron and founded Las Vegas.

‘Beth Israel abandoned its duties and  responsibilities when it learned that a very rich patient was in its eye,’ and  Singman ‘placed his own interests above those of his patient,’ the lawsuit  says.

Singman’s lawyer, Harold L. Schwab, called  the lawsuit ‘outrageous’. The hospital’s lawyer, Lawrence Fox, declined to  comment.

Gracious: Huguette was shy, but not sad. Her friends and the few relatives who knew her describe her as cheerful, gracious, stubborn, and devoted to her art. She poses at about age 37
Gracious: Huguette was shy, but not sad. Her friends and  the few relatives who knew her describe her as cheerful, gracious, stubborn, and  devoted to her art. She poses at about age 37

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