Wife of surgeon slain in one-punch attack sues hospital operator

Christine Baumberg, the widow of Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann, claims Eastern Health in Melbourne didn't provide a safe workplace

The wife of a surgeon killed in a one-punch attack at a Melbourne hospital is suing its operator for allegedly failing to keep her husband safe.

Ms Christine Baumberg.

Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann was leaving work when Joseph Esmaili punched him in the jaw after being told to stop smoking at Box Hill Hospital in May 2017.