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At Avant we recognise that your practice entity has separate risks and exposures.
A police officer visits your practice requesting a statement from you regarding the recent death of one of your patients. You are informed that your patient appears to have committed suicide as he was found dead in his backyard swimming pool with an empty bottle of Xanax tablets and an empty bottle of whisky nearby. As the patient’s treating psychiatrist, you are asked to provide a statement to the coroner outlining your treatment and opinion.
As you have done nothing wrong and you have provided a high standard of care to your patient, you may feel that there is no reason to seek any assistance in these circumstances. However, here are some reasons why you should seek Avant’s early assistance:
Considerations you may not yet be aware of include:
At the early stage in the investigation, it is difficult to know whether you need legal assistance because you may:
Avant can advise and support you during the entire process relieving the pressure by:
As it turns out, the autopsy determined the cause of death in the case above to be homicide from asphyxiation and suicide as initially suspected. As a result, the coroner referred the matter to the DPP and unknown to you, your statement will now be used as evidence in a criminal trial.