04/21/2005: I've said that I feel weird scooping Karen on Chicago news....
so imagine how weird I feel scooping her on news that originates from her own backyard (out there in Dennis Hastert Country; link is to the Chicago Tribune, so if you're prompted for registration, use BugMeNot):
A fourth negligence suit was filed against a Geneva hospital Monday, alleging a psychologist who formerly worked there used witchcraft in treating patients, including instruction in speaking to the dead.Witchcraft in Dennis Hastert Country? Whoda thunk it?
Kenneth Sutter is asking for more than $50,000 in damages from Geneva's Delnor-Community Hospital for psychological services he received for several months in 2003 by Letitia Libman, a clinical psychologist.
Sutter claims that the hospital failed to monitor Libman, who he says tried to "induce him into witchcraft" under the guise of therapy, instructed him in speaking with dead people and suggested that in lieu of his prescribed medications he should smoke Native-American herbs.
[UPDATE: I'm relieved in part to see I'm not scooping Karen; she had blogged this earlier. That's relief in part, however, because the fact that I forgot that she did blog it is probably indicative of the early onset of senility. Which, according to the signs I'm seeing, should be arriving about noon tomorrow.]
Len on 04.21.05 @ 08:34 AM CST