Yes, You Can Sue a Psychiatrist for Negligence – Start Here
Psychiatry is an imperfect science, and some people would argue that it is an art given the hit and miss affair associated with psychiatric drugs. Mental health has become a huge topic in today’s world, and more and more people are finding themselves overwhelmed by life. Psychiatrist provide a much-needed medical service and can be the difference between life and death for individuals suffering from severe mental health issues such as major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Psychiatrists are responsible for the prescription of drugs that are said to balance brain chemicals in order to effect a mental change and outlook in the patient. Inasmuch as they are pivotal in the health of these individuals, they sometimes take advantage of their position and end up committing negligent acts, eventually harming the patients they swore to protect. In such cases, it is well within your rights to file a psychiatric malpractice lawsuit in order to recover money damages and prevent this from happening to another patient.
Are you looking for a best psychiatric malpractice attorney? If you were mistreated or were provided with substandard psychiatric care, you may be able to file a psychiatric lawsuit. The experienced psychiatric malpractice lawyers at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of legal experience that we’d love to put to work for you. We work on contingency fee basis, and what this means is that we don’t charge you a cent until we recover compensation on your behalf. if you’d like FREE legal advice, please give us a call NOW at (773) 322-1673 so we can get you started on your psychiatric malpractice legal claim. Serving all survivors of psychiatric malpractice across the country.
Here are some of the most common instances of psychiatric malpractice:
- Threatening a patient
- Sharing a patient’s medical information without their consent
- Prescription of harmful medication or psychiatric pills that have unreasonably dangerous side-effects
- Failing to diagnose a psychiatric illness
- Not diagnosing a psychiatric condition in a timely manner
- Misdiagnosis of a psychiatric condition
- Releasing a psychiatric patient too early
- Failure to notice suicidal symptoms
- Having sexual relationships with patients
- Abandoning a patient
- Failure to get the patient’s complete medical history prior to commencing treatment
- Not getting informed consent from patient
- Unreasonable use of restraints
- False imprisonment
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It is important to note that psychiatrists are duty bound to you the patient thanks to something called a standard of care which dictates the manner in which all physicians must provide medical care as well as to which level of standard. Breach of standard of care by the carrying out of negligent actions such as the ones named above leading to the patient sustaining physical, mental or emotional injuries is grounds for a lawsuit. By filing a psychiatrist malpractice lawsuit, you’ll be able to recover much-needed damages which will go a long way in taking care of your medical bills, both past and future, the cost of therapy, the cost of transfer to another physician, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, mental anguish and embarrassment, and so much more. If you were treated poorly by your psychiatrist causing you to suffer complications, we’d love to help. Please give us a call NOW at (773) 322-1673 to learn more about how to get started. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.