A severe mental condition necessitated our client’s admission to a local psychiatric hospital. While under the care and custody of the hospital, our client ingested an overdose of medication, which caused her death. Suit was filed which alleged improper supervision of our client and the lack of security in regard to visitors. It was never established how our client got the medication which caused her death. The case was hotly contested by the defendants, not only on liability but also on the lack of damages; our client had no prior track record of earnings. There was also the suggestion that our client facilitated the acquisition of the drugs that lead to her death. In spite of these difficulties, the case was ultimately settled for $185,000.