November 29, 2016
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.)
Jean Sica posts on behalf of the Jury Verdicts team and has her colleagues Beth Johnson, Jan Becker and Angela Mitchell for these summaries.