The Superior Court of New Jersey has held that a psychiatrist, upon a determination that his patient may be potentially dangerous, has a duty to warn a third party who may be harmed by the patient.
McIntosh v. Milano, 168 N.J. Super. 466, 403 A.2d 500 (1979).
Susan F. Smith,
Tort Law - Duty to Warn - Psychiatrist's Duty to Warn Third Parties of Dangerous Patients,
Duq. L. Rev.
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