New Hampshire Couple Files Lawsuit Against McLean Hospital

A New Hampshire couple is suing McLean Hospital claiming it was at fault for discharging a patient who then killed herself and the couple's two children — after having been stopped and detained for erratic driving and behavior earlier that same day — in a much publicized incident on a highway in Lowell, and according to a report in the Boston Globe, "allegedly failing to properly treat the woman’s mental illness." An excerpt from the Globe article:
The [plaintiffs] told the Globe after the deaths that McLean psychiatrists had diagnosed [the patient] with bipolar disorder ... and discharged her six days later after prescribing psychotropic drugs and recommending outpatient therapy. But, the couple said, doctors never told family members about the risk [the patient] might pose to others or herself.
The article also quotes the family's attorney, Andrew C. Meyer, Jr. of Lubin & Meyer: “Had they been warned of this potential, they never would have allowed the children to be in her care that night.’’

Read the full article here: Lawsuit faults McLean in death of 2 innocents.

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