Year: 1981 Source: British Medical Journal, v.282, (May 23 1981), p.1716-1717 SIEC No: 19850212

This brief article relates the case history of a hospital patient who, believing he had cancer, attempted suicide by jumping from a third floor hospital window. He survived, but as a tetraplegic, & sued the hospital for negligence in failing to detect the depression that precipitated his attempt.(NBB)