Indiana court overturns Docs victory in botched treatment case

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By Y. Peter Kang (May 24, 2022, 9:27 p.m. EDT) — An Indiana appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit accusing doctors of negligently providing mental health treatment to a man who was sentenced to prison for killing his grandfather, saying the lawsuit was wrongfully launched under a legal doctrine preventing a party from reigniting a matter resolved by the court.

A three-judge Court of Appeals panel unanimously overturned a Howard County Superior Court summary judgment in favor of Drs. Laxeshkumar Patel, John Schiltz and Benjamin Coplan and Community Howard Behavioral Health and Community Howard Regional Health in a lawsuit accusing health care providers of negligent treatment of patient Zachary Miller, who received psychiatric care…

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