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A Delray Beach psychiatrist prevailed in a suit filed by a patient who claimed he was injured by electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT.

Shaul Dadi received ECT for depression in 2010. He claimed the procedures were not administered properly and undertaken without written consent while he was being treated with medication. He sued the psychiatrist who administered the eight ECT treatments, claiming they damaged the front lobe and destroyed functions such as cognitive thought and memory.

The defense for Dr. Praturi Sharma argued the ECT was a safe, effective treatment, the patient had the capacity to understand and give consent for ECT and, of the millions who’ve had ECT, none have claimed the brain damage the patient claimed. The jury found for the defense.

Case: Dadi v. Sharma

Case no.: 2011CA16027

Plaintiffs attorneys: Jeffrey M. Fenster and Stacie L. Cohen, Fenster & Cohen, Fort Lauderdale; Nancy L. La Vista and Julie H. Littky-Rubin, Clark Fountain La Vista Prather Keen & Littky-Rubin, West Palm Beach

Defense attorneys: Michael E. Brand and Jami L. Gursky, Cole Scott & Kissane, Plantation

A Delray Beach psychiatrist prevailed in a suit filed by a patient who claimed he was injured by electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT.

Shaul Dadi received ECT for depression in 2010. He claimed the procedures were not administered properly and undertaken without written consent while he was being treated with medication. He sued the psychiatrist who administered the eight ECT treatments, claiming they damaged the front lobe and destroyed functions such as cognitive thought and memory.

The defense for Dr. Praturi Sharma argued the ECT was a safe, effective treatment, the patient had the capacity to understand and give consent for ECT and, of the millions who’ve had ECT, none have claimed the brain damage the patient claimed. The jury found for the defense.

Case: Dadi v. Sharma

Case no.: 2011CA16027

Plaintiffs attorneys: Jeffrey M. Fenster and Stacie L. Cohen, Fenster & Cohen, Fort Lauderdale; Nancy L. La Vista and Julie H. Littky-Rubin, Clark Fountain La Vista Prather Keen & Littky-Rubin, West Palm Beach

Defense attorneys: Michael E. Brand and Jami L. Gursky, Cole Scott & Kissane , Plantation