Misapplication of the Tarasoff duty to driving cases: a call for a reframing of theory.


In the years since the original Tarasoff cases created a new duty for psychotherapists toward third parties harmed by patients' violence, a series of cases nationwide--so called "driving cases"--have applied Tarasoff-like reasoning to situations where a patient injured others while driving a car. Our thesis in this paper is that such application is… (More)