MENTALLY INCOMPETENT EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Suicide Risk Patient Is Prematurely Discharged From Psychiatric Hospital MENTALLY INCOMPETENT 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 …

Schizophrenic Patient Suffers Psychotic Episode After Abrupt Change In Medication MENTALLY INCOMPETENT Expert Case

This case involves a mother in her twenties who was being treated for seven years by the same psychiatrist for paranoid schizophrenia and psychosis. The patient had been stabilized on an antipsychotic for 5 years with no episodes. The treating psychiatrist …

Mental Hospital Accused of Improper Institutionalization Procedures MENTALLY INCOMPETENT Expert Case

This 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 an altercation with a motel clerk, after which he was …

Emergency Medicine Physician Neglects to Call Psychiatry Consult MENTALLY INCOMPETENT Expert Case

This case involves a thirty-four-year-old male patient, with a significant medical history of mental issues, including paranoid schizophrenia. He was brought to the ER by the police after a delusional episode and was treated with a number of psychotropic m …