Docket No. A034048.

209 Cal.App.3d 1303 (1987)

243 Cal. Rptr. 241

ELEANOR RIESE et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER, Defendant and Respondent.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Two.

December 16, 1987.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Colette I. Hughes and Morton P. Cohen for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Peter W. Davis, James M. Wood, Ezra Hendon and Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May for Defendant and Respondent.

J. Benedict Centifanti, James J. Preis, Michael L. Perlin and Peter Margulies as Amici Curiae.



This class action presents the question whether psychiatric patients involuntarily committed to mental health facilities under Welfare and Institutions Code sections 5150 and 52501 may be forced to take antipsychotic drugs against their will in nonemergency2 situations.

Appellant Eleanor Riese, on behalf of the class of patients institutionalized...

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