Tuesday, January 31, 2012

GW Psychiatric Treatment: Risk Assessment

TO:          Dr. Georgopoulos
FROM:    Gary Freedman
DATE:      July 31, 1995
RE:           Statement

At my consultation on July 24, 1995 you agreed to investigate the possibility of preparing a written statement regarding my potential for violence.

I believe that the statement should include at least the following:

1.  Mr. Freedman does not pose a risk of violence; he has not threatened to commit an act of violence.

2.  Statements made by attorney managers of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld that Mr. Freedman posed a risk of violence while employed at the firm are baseless.  Mr. Freedman's belief that he was a victim of job harassment while employed at the firm is not in itself evidence of a paranoid disorder nor do such beliefs indicate that Mr. Freedman poses a risk of violence.  See Eide v. Kelsey Hayes Co., 397 N.W.2d at 538.

3.  The George Washington University Medical Center credits the veracity of statements made by Gertrude R. Ticho, M.D. that Dr. Ticho did not have any communications with any Akin Gump personnel (attorneys or supervisory staff) of the nature alleged by the firm in sworn statements filed by Akin Gump with the D.C. Department of Human Rights.


Gary Freedman said...

See follow-up letter at:


Gary Freedman said...

In the end, GW did not prepare any statement re: my risk of violence.

Gertrude Ticho, MD was a clinical professor of Psychiatry at GW. It was reasonable of me to request that GW affirm the genuineness of Dr. Ticho's denial that she communicated with Akin Gump.