Florida Psychiatric Malpractice Lawyers
Protecting People Who Have Been Harmed by Negligent and Incompetent Physicians
People who visit psychiatrists and other mental health professionals are often in a very vulnerable state. They need to be able to trust that their doctor will give them the support and treatment they need to heal and move forward in their lives. When medical professionals abuse their power or fail to provide proper psychiatric care, patients can suffer serious harm. In such situations, a patient may be able to receive monetary compensation for their injuries by filing a medical malpractice claim.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of psychiatric malpractice, it is important to discuss your case with an attorney who is experienced in handling medical malpractice claims. Cases involving psychiatric negligence or abuse can be particularly complex and are best handled by a team of skilled Florida psychiatric malpractice lawyers. The attorneys at The Florida Law Group have vast experience helping people who have suffered harm because of medical errors and negligence. We carefully analyze and investigate each medical malpractice case that we take so that we can help our clients get maximum compensation for their injuries.
Establishing a Medical Malpractice Case Against Your Psychiatrist
In many cases involving psychiatric treatment, it can be difficult to determine whether you have been the victim of malpractice or just poor psychiatric care. Like any other form of medical malpractice, to prove a claim for psychiatric malpractice, you need to be able to establish the following four elements:
- The existence of a doctor-patient relationship that created a duty of care owed to you
- Your psychiatrist or other mental health care practitioner breached the duty of care
- You suffered harm (physical or mental)
- There was a causal link between the breach of duty and the harm you suffered
At The Florida Law Group, we believe that psychiatrists and other healthcare providers have a duty to meet their responsibilities to their patients. If you have suffered harm due to psychiatric malpractice, our legal team will act aggressively to interview witnesses and collect the necessary evidence to successfully prove your case.
Common Forms of Psychiatric Malpractice
Psychiatric malpractice can take many different forms. Some of the most common types of psychiatric or mental health malpractice include:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Threatening a patient
- Abandoning a patient
- Failing to conduct proper assessment for the risk of suicide
- Improper diagnoses and/or failing to diagnose an underlying physical condition
- Sharing information protected by confidentiality without obtaining the patient’s consent
- Using restraints unnecessarily
- Prescribing incorrect or harmful psychiatric medications
Discuss Your Psychiatric Negligence Case with Experienced Florida Psychiatric Malpractice Lawyers
At The Florida Law Group, our psychiatric malpractice attorneys are well equipped to handle your case no matter how difficult or complex it may be. We have decades of combined experience protecting people who have been harmed by medical malpractice, including cases involving negligent medical care and abuse of power by psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. Call us today at 833-352-5297 to schedule a free case evaluation with our Florida psychiatric malpractice lawyers.