Tuesday, 20 of November of 2018

Virginia Psychiatric Hospital Settles Wrongful Death Suit for $800,000

Plaintiff Alleged that the Hospital Breached its Standard of Care Which was a Cause of the Decedent’s Suicide

By Jim Lewis, Virginia Medical Malpractice Attorney

My colleague Randy Appleton recently posted a blog on our firm’s Virginia personal injury website about a recent $800,000 settlement reached with a psychiatric hospital after one of its patients committed suicide.  The man’s survivors argued that the standard of care was not met for the patient. These stories are so sad. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of the man who lost his life.


About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at  Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia (VA) and Carolina (NC/SC). Our medical/hospital malpractice focus on personal injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctor mistakes and nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our medical and doctor malpractice track record of success. Be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney John M. Cooper, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor which fewer than 5 percent of outstanding lawyers receive.