Year: 1998 Source: Connecticut Medicine, v.62, no.5, (May 1998), p.297-299 SIEC No: 19981134

This article discusses a verdict by the Connecticut Supreme Court which held that physicians may be liable for the suicide of noncustodial patients in certain circumstances. In this case, Edwards vs. Tardif, the plaintiff presented evidence that the treatment of Edwards fell below accepted standards of care, & offered expert testimony that suicide is a known symptom & risk factor in depression, & that if the standards of care had been followed, the suicide would have been prevented.