Mental Health Malpractice are possible in Illinois--but you will Need an Experienced Lawyer
What Does Psychiatric Malpractice Include?
The unfortunate reality is that unlike medical malpractice suits in Illinois, psychiatric malpractice can be more difficult to identify and prove. While injuries treated poorly often have physical consequences, many inappropriate actions by a psychiatrist only manifest in the mind. This causes psychiatric malpractice to be woefully under-reported because patients aren’t sure where to turn or even if they were being abused.
Examples of psychiatric abuse include:
- Engaging or attempting to engage in sexual relationships with patients
- Prescribing medications not related to your emotional or mental issues
- Abuse of a physical, verbal, or emotional nature
- Breach of confidentiality
- Negligent hospital care in a psychiatric facility
What to Do When Abuse Occurs?
Like with medical malpractice suits, patients in Illinois who are victimized by the negligent or abusive actions of a psychiatrist have the right to financial compensation. They simply have to seek it out. If you believe you have been a victim of your psychiatrist, contact us today. The Law Office of Koester & Bradley can sit down with you and make sure you have a case for psychiatric malpractice as well as advise you on how to gather evidence to have the best possible case.