Year: 1993 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.23, no.4, (Winter 1993), p.285-291 SIEC No: 19931065

Dr. Margaret Bean-Bayog, a Boston psychiatrist, was sued by the Lozano family after a former patient, Paul Lozano, committed suicide. Facts of this case which were not reported in the press were described by the author on April 15, 1992 in an address at the annual AAS meeting. The implications for therapists attempting to treat seriously suicidal patients were discussed. The text of the address is presented in this article.