Worried female psychiatrist speaking to client

Mental Health Professionals Now Subject to Expanding Tort Liability

A recent Supreme Court ruling extends psychiatrists’ duty to people harmed by their client even if the client never mentioned a threat. The Washington Supreme Court recently extended the potential duty a psychiatrist owes to people harmed by their outpatient clients. In Volk v. DeMeerleer, 187 Wn.2d 241, 386 P.3d 254 (2016), the Court extended […]

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