Brian Harvey, the husband of Phyllis Harvey, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Mrs. Harvey's psychiatrist alleging negligence, fraud, fraudulent concealment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Mrs. Harvey's psychiatrist, Dr. Alexander Bystritsky, is accused of causing Mrs. Harvey's death by prescribing her dangerous combinations of drugs that altered her heart rhythm. Bystritsky began treating Harvey in 2004, five years after she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and early dementia/schizophrenia. None of these diagnoses were ever fully confirmed by tests.
In a case last month, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that an oil company which substantially underpaid royalty owners would not be liable to them for the difference. The Court criticized the royalty owners for not looking in various public records to discover the oil company's wrongdoing.