Doctor Off Hook for Patient’s Suicide After Ketamine Treatments

Oct. 14, 2021, 8:37 PM

A New York doctor who provided ketamine treatments to a patient with depression won a medical malpractice suit because his actions weren’t shown to have caused the patient’s suicide, a federal court in the state said.

Ricardo Valdes, whose husband died while being treated by Dr. Glen Z. Brooks and NY Ketamine Infusions LLC, didn’t tie the medical providers’ alleged negligence to Stuart Kloda’s death, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said.

Kloda suffered from depression and was under the care of psychiatrist Gary Brendel. In 2016, he went to Brooks for ketamine treatments. The ...

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