In this case, the court affirms the entry of judgment for the defendant, a psychiatrist, and dismissal of the personal injury case against him. Plaintiff is the estate of a woman killed by the psychiatrist's patient when the patient hit the woman with her car while the woman was riding a bicycle on a narrow country road. Plaintiff sued the psychiatrist after learning the driver was his patient and he had prescribed numerous medications that had the capacity to impair driving.
Plaintiff asserted the psychiatrist's negligent prescription of medications without a warning not to drive was the proximate cause of the fatal crash. Plaintiff argued the psychiatrist had a duty to warn for the benefit of third parties. The trial court's order was affirmed because the court concluded the record did not establish the patient was impaired by the medications prescribed by the psychiatrist when she caused the fatal injury.