Does the LV shooter's doc have some responsibility?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (10 posts)
  1. RTalloni profile image92
    RTalloniposted 12 months ago

    Does the LV shooter's doc have some responsibility?

    So much being said about the evil actions of the LV shooter amid confusion about his motive. Anyone thinking about meds known to cause depressed people to act in ways they otherwise would not. Do HIPAA laws protect docs more than patients who now have their records online? We are seeing medical professionals acting as heroes and heroines in this tragedy, which is not uncommon, but are docs who disregard the warnings of meds so they can lightly prescribe pharmaceuticals with serious side effects for far too many people more responsible than we acknowledge?

  2. Kenna McHugh profile image87
    Kenna McHughposted 12 months ago

    Oh yes! It is meds. - once again, behind every violent crime is a psychiatrist.

    1. RTalloni profile image92
      RTalloniposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Not going there...

  3. Deborah Demander profile image90
    Deborah Demanderposted 12 months ago

    It doesn't seem like this was a random, spur of the moment action. My understanding is that he checked into the hotel several days before the actual shooting. My point is that this act was well thought out and planned. I don't know how psyche meds work, but I believe the sole responsibility for this tremendous tragedy lies squarely upon the shoulders of the man who committed the atrocity. It is a mistake to blame doctors, medication, gun laws, or whatever else people will be complaining about in coming days. He made a decision and he killed dozens of people. He is entirely responsible. Let's stop trying to cast blame where it doesn't belong.

    1. RTalloni profile image92
      RTalloniposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      True, but it could be important to know whether he was on meds and which ones. It is an interesting study to look at the record of people making decisions and taking even violent action due to meds for depression, anxiety, and various psych meds.

  4. Ericdierker profile image44
    Ericdierkerposted 12 months ago

    I am not sure about looking at this from a point of finding fault or responsibility is that helpful, unless we are talking broader spectrum industry standards.
    We are just now seeing lawsuits by AG's regarding industry malfeasance in the Opiod epidemic.So the theories are viable regarding prescribing and marketing of certain problematic medicines.
    It would seem that in this case it is a good idea to look into his medical history to try and gain insight.
    From my understanding it would be more likely that a case of going off of meds would be a culprit. Whether it be withdrawal symptoms or just that his crazed mind was not medicated enough to prevent a psychotic episode.
    It seems to me that we do not hear enough about the fact that probably at least half of ISIS recruits have an untreated mental illness. Mood disorders are still stigmatized and so many parents of and sufferers themselves are not getting the help they need.
    (Just tossing it out there - if I understand correctly Obamacare folks can save a lot of money by not getting coverage for specialists like psychiatry)
    I do not mean this in a legal liability way but I do think that people who interact with people clearly deranged do have a moral social responsibility to that soul and others he may hurt. Do you rat on a spouse beater? I do and have. Do you rat on an obvious crazy person if you are their significant other or guardian of some sort? I would.
    It seems obvious that we should in some way accept responsibility for our neighbor. We should care enough to stick our neck out.

    1. RTalloni profile image92
      RTalloniposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, not that helpful for this tragedy but knowing what meds he may have been prescribed could provide important lessons, then again, there may have been none. Evil can be quite clever at covering tracks, twisting truth, manipulation, and more.

  5. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 12 months ago

    I see a common pattern with all of these mass shootings.
    1. Shock
    2. A mad search for reasons why
    3. Blame someone other than the shooter
    4. Civil lawsuits filed against the person with deep pockets
    5. Discussions about creating commonsense gun laws
    6. Move on to the next big story
    We're afraid if there is nothing we can point to that would have prevented it because that would mean it could happen at anytime. A "lone wolf" is nearly impossible to stop.

    1. Ericdierker profile image44
      Ericdierkerposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Maybe too black and white for me. I think most of us look a little deeper and not quite so shallow. But I get your point.

    2. RTalloni profile image92
      RTalloniposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Good point to keep in mind as part of the discussion on blame. He is responsible no matter what factors played into the decisions he made that led to his actions.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)