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$600,000 settlement for suicide by police officer

Posted by John Harris on Thu, Sep 25, 2008 @ 10:17 AM

Medical malpractice by psychiatrist. Psychiatrist failed to properly treat police officer who was suffering from drug and alcohol addiction and depression which resulted in the police offer shooting himself.

Plaintiff with depression, drug and alcohol addiction was misdiagnosed and not treated properly by his psychiatrist. He was over medicated, not supervised or required to have regular visits. He eventually committed suicide by shooting himself. The case settled for $600,000 four days before trial was to begin.