Are those who are deemed mentally ill or in need of psychiatric care seen as inferior or less important by society standards? If you live in the State of Georgia and base your opinion on the actions of those in charge of caring for these individuals, you just might be inclined to believe some do feel this way. In a recent investigation by Alan Judd of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, it has come to light that over 115 unexplained or suspicious deaths have resulted in the last 5 years within Georgia’s system of state psychiatric hospitals and mental institutions. Judd’s eye-opening findings shown here is just the first of what is expected to be a five part series highlighting the negligent and lax treatment our state’s mentally ill patients are currently receiving.
His findings thus far show a much more detalied investigation should be conducted to promote a more impromptive call to action to protect those who seemingly need it the most.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer in 2017, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys.