MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

College Fails To Intervene On Behalf Of Suicidal Student MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY Expert Case

College Fails To Intervene On Behalf Of Suicidal Student

…  of her sophomore year. The student had no history of mental illness prior to arriving at college and was physically healthy. A year before her death, the student sought out guidance from …

Child Is Sexually Assaulted While Under Psychiatric Treatment MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY Expert Case

Child Is Sexually Assaulted While Under Psychiatric Treatment

…  was brought for psychiatric evaluation and admitted to a facility. After 2 weeks of admission, the attending psychiatrist wrote that the …  to have the child removed. The child was left in the facility for 9 weeks with no word as to her next placement. At week 9, she was …

Suicide Risk Patient Is Prematurely Discharged From Psychiatric Hospital MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY Expert Case

This case involves a 23-year old male victim of human trafficking with a history of psychosis and multiple suicide attempts. He presented to the emergency room late one evening after overdosing on antidepressants. The patient was admitted to an interna …

Mental Hospital Accused of Improper Institutionalization Procedures MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY Expert Case

…  case involves a middle aged man with a history of mental illness who has been hospitalized at an inpatient psychiatric facility for several years. He had originally been convicted of assault during …

Psychiatric Nursing Expert Discusses Violent Patient Death in Psychiatric Hospital MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY Expert Case

This case involves a death at a psychiatric hospital. On the date of the incident in question, a man was admitted to a psychiatric hospital by an ER physician who documented that the patient had expressed both homicidal and suicidal thoughts. The patient h …

Mental Health Care Experts Opine on Unattended Patient Suicide MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY Expert Case

…  case involves a male mental healthcare patient who was a member of a community-based addiction and mental …  recovery center in Mississippi. He had been sent to the facility for depression. He had reported thoughts of suicide, and had …

Psychologist Develops Inappropriate Relationship With Patient MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY Expert Case

Psychologist Develops Inappropriate Relationship With Patient

…  in his admission for inpatient care with the defendant facility, a psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital. Prior to his suicide …  he had been seeing a therapist who was an employee of the facility in an outpatient setting. Eventually, the therapist invited the …

Mental Health Expert Witness Opines on Inadequate Patient Protection MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY Expert Case

…  this case a mental health expert witness was requested to testify on behalf of a plaintiff who allegedly assaulted during his stay at a mental health facility in Alabama. The patient had a range of mental disabilities that he …