March 17, 1993
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Suzanne M. Pitts, MD
Dept. of Psychiatry
GW Univ. Medical Center
2150 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20037
Dear Dr. Pitts:
This will constitute my formal protest of the fee of $13.00 for the lithium assay performed by the GW diagnostic center on February 26, 1993.
Lithium is not indicated in my case. A practicing psychiatrist, consulted by my former employer, determined that I was delusional and potentially violent: presumed dx: 297.10. My former employer states that I was paranoid and violent.
You may contact Mr. Dennis Race, an attorney manager of my former employer, at (202) 887-4028 regarding this matter. Mr. Race can provide you with the name of the psychiatrist with whom he consulted.
Dennis Race identified the psychiatrist he consulted, Gertrude R. Ticho, M.D., in a supplemental interrogatory response he filed with the D.C. Department of Human Rights in May 1993. Dr. Ticho was a clinical professor of psychiatry at GW.
In view of concerns about my potential for violence placed in controversy by my former employer, the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, did GW have a duty to contact Dennis Race?