Year: 1990 Source: Psychiatric News, (May 18, 1990), p.7 SIEC No: 19901983

This brief article discusses a New Jersey Supreme Court ruling that a psychiatrist was not liable for the alleged suicide of a patient. The victim’s wife alleged that the psychiatrist’s refusal to see the patient prior to his scheduled appointment was negligent. The jury found the psychiatrist negligent, but also found that negligence was not a proximate cause of death. (VM)