Psychiatrist Sridhar Yaratha Arranged for One Patient to Attack Another, Federal Judge Rules

August 6, 2018

Virginia - Psychiatrist Sridhar Yaratha worked at a state mental hospital, he arranged for one patient to violently attack another at least three times, a federal judge has ruled. According to court testimony, the attacker was rewarded with extra food, alcohol and drugs.
U.S. District Judge Henry C. Morgan Jr. wrote of Yaratha’s actions in this case as both “egregious” and “horrifying.” 
This is not the first time Yaratha acts have come to light. In 2004, Yaratha’s license to practice medicine in West Virginia and Iowa was suspended amid allegations engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a patient and was an alcoholic in need of treatment. Virginia followed suit the next year.
At present Yratha is no longer working at the state mental hospital.
Scott Daugherty, "State doctor arranged for one mental health patient to attack another, federal judge rules," The Virginian-Pilot, 6 Aug 2018,


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