Lawsuit Targets Doctors for Dark Knight Shooting

A recent lawsuit filed by one of the survivors of the devastating Dark Knight Rises shooting blames three parties for negligence: the studio that released the film, the theater that showed the film and the doctors that allegedly overprescribed medication.

The lawsuit – filed by shooting survivor Torrence Brown Jr., who did not sustain injuries in the attack – says that accused shooter James Holmes was on many medications at the time of the incident, and that his doctors should have kept a closer eye on his prescription drug intake.

Psychiatrist Saw Warning Signs

Holmes was seeing Dr. Lynne Fenton, a psychiatrist at the University of Colorado, in the months prior to the shooting. Something he said must have triggered some alarms to go off for Dr. Fenton, since she alerted her colleagues that Holmes showed signs of dangerous behavior in early June. She contacted members of the Colorado Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment (BETA), and they reportedly never contacted police with these warnings. As the BETA team began collaborating about Holmes’ behavior, Holmes was dropping out of the university.

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