Brian Hyatt

Patient suing NWA psychiatrist for false imprisonment adds two attorneys
By C.C. McCandless
March 13, 2023

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A woman suing a Rogers psychiatrist, alleging false imprisonment and other charges, has added two attorneys to her case.

According to court documents, Karla Adrian-Caceres filed suit against Dr. Brian Hyatt and other defendants in Washington County circuit court, civil division, on January 17. Her complaint accused the defendants of false imprisonment, battery, outrage, assault and civil conspiracy stemming from their actions during her time at the Northwest Medical Emergency Department and the Behavioral Services Unit in January, 2022.

Adrian-Caceres said that she ultimately needed the assistance of an attorney, a judge’s court order, and Washington County Sheriff’s deputies in order to be released from the facility. She said that before her release, Hyatt went to the plaintiff’s room and threatened her with 45 days in the facility through a court order and he “told her to have her lawyer drop everything.” …