Texas VA Hospital Hit With $5M Suit Over Patient Suicide

Law360, Houston (March 15, 2017, 8:02 PM EDT) -- The widow of a Navy veteran filed a lawsuit in federal court in Dallas on Tuesday against the federal government, alleging that a doctor at Dallas Veterans Administration Medical Center improperly prescribed her husband Bupropion — an antidepressant and smoking cessation drug — which caused him to commit suicide.

Ricke Martin said that her husband, John Lee Martin, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, began exhibiting “ominous changes in behavior and attitude” after his dosage of the drug was doubled by Dr. Marathi, whose first...
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Case Title

Martin v. United States of America


Case Number

3:17-cv-00747

Court

Texas Northern

Nature of Suit

Torts/Pers Inj: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice

Judge

Karen Gren Scholer

Date Filed

March 14, 2017

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