Thursday, February 18, 2010

Patient Murders 2 Children and Kills Self 4 Months After Release

There are several problems with the plaintiff case. They wanted to be warned, even though they were not the immediate family.

1. Tarasoff Warning. That is required when a credible threat of immediate harm is made against a named individual. This is a review of the current state of that warning requirement. The Illinois has rejected this bad case law. (Tedrick v. Community Resources Center, Inc., Nos. 104861, 104876 (Ill. Sept. 24, 2009)

2. Several unforeseen intervening causes. These include the traffic stop, the batteries of strangers. The biggest is the irresponsible entrustment of the children to the care of a psychotic patient. Unless, it can be shown otherwise, the parents knew of the severity of the patient's psychosis. These failures to prevent the catastrophe break the legal chain of any causation by the doctors or hospital.

3) Garbage Science. Any expert asserting an ability to foresee the suicide 4 months in advance is asserting a supernatural power, in violation of the Establishment Clause. I would appreciate the name of the plaintiff expert, so that I may act upon him.

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