PSYCHIATRIC EXPERT WITNESSES

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Correctional Officer Allegedly Uses Excessive Force On Mentally Ill Patient PSYCHIATRIC Expert Case

This case involves a 24-year-old female schizophrenic inmate who died at a state mental hospital after being tackled by an orderly. Prior to her incarceration, she had been successfully treated with Risperdal for 2 years. Although it was acknowledged  …

Autistic Patient Aspirates After Being Left Unsupervised By Nurse PSYCHIATRIC Expert Case

This case involves an autistic female patient who was suffering from excessive volitional water intake. She was admitted to the ICU with seizure episodes and uncontrollable vomiting. The patient was placed on a water restriction with an order for restr …

Psychiatry Expert Opines on Patient Suicide While Under Hospital Care PSYCHIATRIC Expert Case

…  death of her mother, and was brought to the hospital for psychiatric treatment by her father. While in the hospital, the patient …  to experience suicidal ideation, and was sent to a psychiatric hospital for care. While the patient was under observation at the …

Family Medicine Experts Opine on Medication Withdrawal Injuries PSYCHIATRIC Expert Case

This addiction treatment case involves a 58-year-old veteran in California who was prescribed diazepam by her family medicine physician to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. She previously had trouble sleeping and frequent anxiety distress due to traum …

Clinical Psychology Expert Discusses Prisoner Suicide PSYCHIATRIC Expert Case

Clinical Psychology Expert Discusses Prisoner Suicide

This psychopharmacology case involves a male inmate who committed suicide while incarcerated at the defendant correctional facility in Colorado. At the time of the incident in question, he was receiving psychological care for suicidal tendencies, includin …

School Fails to Prevent Student Suicide Despite Repeated Warnings PSYCHIATRIC Expert Case

This academic affairs case involves the suicide of a public high school student in New Jersey who had a known history of self-harm, primarily cutting. At some point, the girl’s mother approached the administration of her high school with concerns about he …