Friday, April 10, 2009

Psychiatrist Not Liable to Patient's Victims

"After a 19-year-old Orange County man killed two neighbors in 2005, the victim's survivors sued the murderer's psychiatrist, accusing him of causing the rampage by giving his client an unstable mix of antidepressants. A trial court judge said the case could proceed." However, "on Thursday, Santa Ana's Fourth District Court of Appeal ordered summary judgment for the doctor, saying that the patient had a pre-existing mental disorder that 'necessitated' treatment." Read more.

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