Philadelphia Psychiatrist Malpractice Lawyers
Psychiatrists have a high standard of duty to provide mental health care to their patients without taking advantage of their vulnerable state. Unfortunately, some psychiatrists do just the opposite. They suggest and carry out radical treatment methods, plant false memories, and may even enter into sexual relations with their patients.
If you or a loved one is a victim of psychiatrist malpractice, contact a Philadelphia psychiatrist malpractice attorney at the law firm of Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., home of MyPhillyLawyer. We are skilled advocates for injured and abused victims throughout Pennsylvania.
What Is Psychiatrist Malpractice?
For an action to be considered true malpractice, a psychiatric doctor must have acted in violation of the standard duty of care. These actions must have caused some form of emotional or physical harm.
Examples of psychiatrist malpractice include:
- Using restraints when it is unnecessary
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Engaging in sexual acts
- Failing to identify common signs of a mental health disorder
- Disregarding patient-client confidentiality rights
- Forcing radical ideas or procedures on patients
Pennsylvania Lawyers Handling Breach of Patient-Client Confidentiality Cases
Breach of client-patient confidentiality is another serious situation. Psychiatric care is a very personal matter. Because of its stigma, those who seek therapy can be looked down upon by family, peers and employers. Confessions during a therapy session may harm an individual if they are leaked. You have the right to pursue a lawsuit against a psychiatrist or psychologist if he or she violated patient-client confidentiality.
Free Consultation With a Psychiatrist Malpractice Attorney
The malpractice lawyers at MyPhillyLawyer offer free initial consultations to discuss your case. During this consultation, we will listen carefully to your claim and determine whether you have a valid lawsuit. We may ask you questions such as: Were you an actual patient or client of this psychiatrist? What harm do you feel has been done? Did you consent to these actions in any way?
If you believe the abuse, negligence or suggestions of a psychiatrist caused you harm, contact our Philadelphia law firm today to schedule your free consultation.
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