Therapy Gone Terribly Wrong, or Did It?
Crossing the Line: Medical Malpractice
Dr. Adhia revisits a few medical malpractice cases.
By Sanjay Adhia, M.D.
Was a Patient Sexually Exploited by His Treater?
A man with a psychiatric disorder was admitted to a private psychiatric hospital. He alleged his treater exploited him sexually and introduced him to addictive substances. The man had a successful professional career and he alleged the impact on his work and family was destructive. He is now on psychiatric disability.
I evaluated the Plaintiff at the request of his counsel. I considered complex records, given the circumstances under which he was admitted to the hospital and later outcomes before issuing my conclusions.
Medication Malpractice: Forensic cases
The following medical malpractice cases drew on Dr. Adhia’s background in Psychopharmacology (See Psychopharmacology Discussion on Expertise page.)
- Medication error in psychiatric hospital causing complications resulting in death of elderly male.
- Medical doctor refusing to continue psychiatric medication in jail resulting in severe withdrawals (DTs) which was not treated appropriately resulting in hospitalization.
- Elderly woman (former nurse) held illegally against her will in a psychiatric hospital
Polypharmacy in patient with obstructive sleep apnea resulting in death in a psychiatric hospital in South Carolina.