Category: Citizens Voice

Family of teen who committed suicide awarded $2.9 million against treatment facility

BY TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER Apr 9, 2019 Updated Apr 17, 2020 Comments A Philadelphia County jury awarded more than $2.9 million to the father of a teenager who committed suicide after running away from a Berks County residential treatment facility. Calvin Long of Wernersville filed suit against Bethany Children's Home in Womelsdorf, alleging staff there was [...]

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Late doctor’s family sues Wilkes Barre General

The Citizen’s Voice Staff writer @cvjimhalpin The family of a Pittston doctor who hanged himself shortly after being discharged from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital has sued the hospital alleging doctors there failed to act when he expressed suicidal thoughts during a psychiatric assessment. Dr. Steven Allan Azaravich, 33, of Pittston, was found dead July 22, 2015, [...]

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