I’m Connor Karen, an attorney. Electroconvulsive shock therapy is still causing brain damage to people. The ECT industry is publicly admitting it for the first time in history because of a lawsuit I put together. I want to raise awareness and use the lawsuit to help victims. AMA! : IAmA

via I’m Connor Karen, an attorney. Electroconvulsive shock therapy is still causing brain damage to people. The ECT industry is publicly admitting it for the first time in history because of a lawsuit I put together. I want to raise awareness and use the lawsuit to help victims. AMA! : IAmA

Patient Wins Landmark $635,177 Verdict for Electroshock (ECT) Memory Loss

Psychiatric & Mental Health Rape Reporter

A South Carolina woman has become the first survivor of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT, shock treatment) to win a jury verdict and a large money judgment in compensation for extensive permanent amnesia and cognitive disability caused by the procedure.

Peggy S. Salters, 60, sued Palmetto Baptist Medical Center in Columbia, as well as the three doctors responsible for her care. As the result of an intensive course of outpatient ECT in 2000, she lost all memories of the past 30 years of her life, including all memories of her husband of three decades, now deceased, and the births of her three children. Ms. Salters held a Masters of Science in nursing and had a long career as a psychiatric nurse, but lost her knowledge of nursing skills and was unable to return to work after ECT.

The jury awarded her $635,177 in compensation for her inability to work. The malpractice verdict…

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