Topical Roundup: Suicide After Med Mal

November 29, 2016

Jury Verdict Topical RoundupSome recent Jury Verdict summaries about suicide allegedly as a result of medical malpractice.

Iannantuoni, as successor administratrix of Jarecki, Estate of v. Florio A.P.R.N. A jury awarded $4.2 million against a nurse practitioner who failed to monitor a patient properly. The patient committed suicide less than two weeks after she began caring for him. 2016 WL 6776052 (Conn.Super.)

Ogrinc, as adminstratrix of Ogrinc, Estate of v. Filin, M.D. A wrongful death case was brought when an adult male committed suicide while under the care of a psychiatrist. 2016 WL 3599222 (Mass.Super.)

Reyna on behalf of Reyna, Estate of v. Balcos, M.D. A 16-year-old boy, who was involuntarily admitted to a hospital and placed under psychiatric care after expressing suicidal ideations, killed himself by overdosing on medications prescribed by the psychiatrist. 2015 WL 10384921 (Cal.Super.)

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Jean Sica posts on behalf of the Jury Verdicts team and has her colleagues Beth Johnson, Jan Becker and Angela Mitchell for these summaries.