Residential Care Facility Found Liable For Suicide – McNicholas & McNicholas Obtains $1M Award
McNicholas & McNicholas represented the mother of a man who committed suicide while living at an adult residential facility. At the time of his admission, the facility was fully informed and aware of the man’s history, including his depression and recent history of two suicide attempts. However, the facility ignored this as well as other warning signs, and 15 days after his admission, the man committed suicide. The arbitrator awarded his mother $1 million, placing 60% of the fault on the residential facility and 25% on the admitting psychiatrist and psychologist.