Kate Middleton’s Nurse Jacintha Saldanha Blamed Radio Station and Hospital… Should the Family Sue?

Chad Kennedy / December 17, 2012

It has been revealed that Kate Middleton’s nurse, Jacintha Saldanha, blamed the Australian DJs who prank called her and officials at London’s King Edward VII hospital in her suicide notes.

The 46-year-old nurse, who was found hanging by a scarf on Dec. 7, reportedly left behind three notes, addressing the prank call and her funeral arrangements.

Saldanha’s suicide came just days after Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their pregnancy and the Duchess was hospitalized with acute morning sickness.

More than 2,000 people paid their respects to Saldanha at a Catholic funeral service in Shirva, India on Monday. Saldanha is survived by her husband, Ben Barboza, and two children, Junal, 17, and Lisha, 14. At the service, Barboza spoke of his wife saying, “I feel a part of me has been ripped out.”

Since Saldanha committed suicide, the Australian DJs, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, who orchestrated the hoax, have apologized but remain in hiding following death threats.

Within an hour of the prank, the DJs reportedly called the nurse back to tell her that the call would be broadcast, according to The Daily Mail. Saldanha allegedly wrote in her suicide notes that she held the DJs responsible and also criticized two hospital officials for their actions. The hospital has said that they supported Saldanha after the hoax.

Do you think the family has a case against the radio station and hospital?

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