NEWS
02/18/2016 16:05 EST | Updated 02/18/2017 00:12 EST

NY court hears case over hospital reality TV death

ALBANY, N.Y. — A widow is urging New York's highest court to reinstate a lawsuit involving a reality television episode featuring her husband's treatment and death.

The "NY Med" show included a segment about Mark Chanko, who was brought into the emergency room at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in April 2011 after he was hit by a truck while crossing a street.

Though unidentified with his image blurred, Chanko could be heard talking.

Anita Chanko, who learned of the filming when it was broadcast in 2012, sued the hospital, treating physician and American Broadcasting Companies for violation of patient privacy and emotional distress.

Her attorney says Thursday the broadcasters didn't have family permission to film and helped the medical providers violate Chanko's privacy.

ABC's lawyer says the network tried not to reveal his identity.

The Associated Press