Lyft Driver Sues Cincinnati’s Christ Hospital Over False Abduction Accusations

Cincinnati, Ohio – A Lyft driver is suing Christ Hospital in Cincinnati after an employee called 911 and falsely reported that the driver had abducted a patient he was hired to transport. The lawsuit, filed this month, revolves around a dispute over an additional $20 the driver requested for an unusually long trip to Wilmington, Ohio.

According to the lawsuit, a hospital social worker initially agreed to pay the extra fee, but her supervisor later refused and accused the driver of extortion and abduction. In response, the supervisor called 911, leading to a police intervention and the detainment of the Lyft driver near Wilmington. However, the driver was able to prove to the police that he had been legitimately hired to transport the patient.

The lawsuit, brought on behalf of the driver, includes allegations of defamation, fraud, and intentional infliction of emotional distress by hospital employees. The driver claims that the false accusations made by the hospital caused significant harm to his reputation and emotional well-being.

This incident highlights the potential consequences of miscommunication and misunderstandings in the ridesharing industry. It also raises questions about the actions taken by the hospital and how it handled the situation. As the lawsuit progresses, it remains to be seen how the court will rule on the allegations made by the Lyft driver.

In a separate matter, the article briefly mentions other news stories happening in Cincinnati. These include a social media war sparked by a ketchup packet that seemingly gave Kentucky credit for goetta, the selection of a company to handle a $1.6 billion trust from Cincinnati’s railroad sale, a case of alleged elder neglect, proposed changes to voter identification requirements in Kentucky, and the appointment of Cincinnati native Vince Harrison as the Dayton Dragons manager.

These stories provide a glimpse into the diverse range of issues and events occurring in the Cincinnati area. They demonstrate the unique challenges faced by individuals and institutions and the ongoing efforts to address them.