Year: 1992 Source: New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. p.235-252 SIEC No: 19940119

This chapter discusses four areas of suicide litigation: life insurance, malpractice, jail/prison suicides, & workmen’s compensation. It reviews basic forensic concepts, types of suicide litigation, common “mistakes” made by therapists & organizations when treating suicidal persons, retrospective assessment & prediction of suicides, &, ethical issues & practical matters. The approach is pragmatic and case centered. Guidelines are provided for therapy practitioners. (37 refs)