NEW HAMPSHIRE TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENT REPORT

P.O. BOX 447

CONCORD, NH  03301

 

Plaintiff's Attorney:  Kenneth C. Brown, Esq. and Jared R.Green, Esq.

 

Case Title:    Anonymous v. Anonymous

 

County:     Anonymous   Date of Injury: July 11, 2005

 

Liability Facts:    This case is a medical-malpractice claim arising from the negligent psychiatric treatment of the plaintiff.  As a result of the defendant’s negligence, the plaintiff attempted suicide by overdosing on prescription medications that the defendant dispensed to her.

 

Plaintiff:  Sex:  Age at time of injury:51

 

Occupation:   Homemaker                                     

 

Plaintiff's Theory of Liability:  The defendant failed to diagnose the plaintiff’s personality disorder, failed to develop a clear treatment goal, failed to obtain a consult from another practitioner or to refer her to someone else when he recognized that his treatment was not helping, failed to perform comprehensive suicide risk assessments, and provided her an enormous amount of prescription medication, including a box containing ten sample packs of Effexor which she subsequently used to attempt suicide.

 

Defendant's Theory of Defense:    General denial of liability.

 

Injuries:  (Diagnosis/Prognosis/Permanency): The plaintiff attempted suicide by overdosing on prescription medications resulting in severe physical pain and emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.  She has suffered permanent psychiatric harm that will require ongoing care.

 

VERDICT/SETTLEMENT: The case settled for a confidential amount after suit but before trial.

 

COUNSEL:              

                        Kenneth C. Brown, Esq.

                        Jared R. Green, Esq.

                        ABRAMSON, BROWN & DUGAN

                        1819 Elm Street

                        Manchester, NH 03104

                        (603) 627-1819

                        Counsel for the Plaintiff