TO: Dr. Georgopoulos
FROM: Gary Freedman
DATE: February 12, 1996
RE: GW University Liability for Actions Consistent with Akin Gump Risk Assessment and GW Medical Records
The following is the draft text of a letter to the University's Board of Trustees. Purely from a psychological viewpoint you have to wonder what is the nature of other persons' reaction to me that would create a situation that would enable me to write a letter such as this.
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As a courtesy to the George Washington University I enclose a collection of documents that may be material to the University's defense of a possible future wrongful death or personal injury action brought against the University by my victim(s) or their survivor(s) should I commit an act of violence, including homicide or other heinous crime, consistent with the risk determination made by the Government of the District of Columbia or attorney managers and senior supervisors of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.
The enclosed documents raise serious issues of legal liability for the University with respect to the standard of care of medical doctors enrolled in a residency program and the standard of care of board-certified staff psychiatrists in a supervisory capacity in the handling of a patient who has been determined by a government agency and a former employer to pose a significant risk of violence (including homicide).
Were I to commit an act of violence, including homicide or other heinous crime, consistent with the risk determinations of Laurence J. Hoffman, Esq., Dennis M. Race, Esq. and senior supervisors of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld; the Government of the District of Columbia or the most serious concerns of the U.S. Secret Service, one may rest assured that attorneys representing my victim(s) or their survivors(s) would scrutinize my medical records with great care to evaluate any deviations from an appropriate standard of care.
Make no mistake: if the facts of my case applied to one of the defendants in the Oklahoma City bombing matter, the resulting financial liability of the University to the victims and survivors would be catastrophic.
While I disavow an intent to commit an act of violence, my medical records expressly state that I may have lied on psychological testing administered in May 1994 in order to conceal the nature and severity of a paranoid (psychotic) mental disorder (which presumably places me at risk of committing an act of violence); that I do not appear to have a good psychological coping mechanism; and that further psychotic decompensation can be expected to occur at any time.
lied; coping; further decompensation
letter about biography US ATT
letter about surveillance DG
letter about IQ and DOJ
2-7-96 SS no response and attach; letter SS 2-27-95
DOJ letter w/ footnotes