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Experts in College Counseling Discuss Suicide Prevention PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Experts in College Counseling Discuss Suicide Prevention

The suicide of a Sophmore undergraduate student prompted a legal investigation into her medical history and whether the school psychologist had followed proper suicide prevention procedure. Though she had no past mental illnesses and was physically healthy …

Mental Hospital Accused of Improper Institutionalization Procedures PSYCHOLOGY 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 …

Clinical Psychology Expert Discusses Prisoner Suicide PSYCHOLOGY 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 PSYCHOLOGY 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 …

Mental Health Expert Witness Claims Prozac Contributed to Murder-Suicide PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Background This was a drug product liability case in which the Plaintiffs claim that Elvira Espinoza shot and killed her children and then committed suicide as a result of her ingestion of Prozac, an antidepressant manufactured by Defendant Eli Lilly &amp …

Patient Attacks Staff Member of Psychiatric Hospital PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Patient Attacks Staff Member of Psychiatric Hospital

This case takes place in Mississippi and involves a psychiatric hospital staff member who was attacked by a patient. The attacker had a diagnosis of schizophrenia with a long a history of violence, but there were allegedly no policies or procedures in pl …