Year: 1983 Source: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, v.6, no.2, (1983), p.131-157 SIEC No: 19860749

Psychiatric & medical malpractice differs in several ways: claims are fewer, negligence usually does not cause physical harm, recovery for emotional distress is awarded only when accompanied by physical distress. Reviewed are a full range of psychiatric malpractice cases, highlighting those that are similar to traditional cases & those that differ. Psychiatric liability for patients who commit suicide are among the cases discussed. (NBB)