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Psychiatric Malpractice

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Psychiatric Malpractice Attorneys

Compassionate Legal Representation in Chicago

Although emotional and mental health are not concretely tangible, they are just as important as physical health. The bond between a psychiatrist and their patient is deeply personal and almost sacred. Psychiatrists are privy to an individual’s most intimate thoughts and experiences. They are tasked with helping their patients work through complicated emotions and history to ensure a healthy mental state. However, if a psychiatrist fails to do their job properly or takes advantage of their position, they can cause lasting harm.

At Power Rogers, we believe that all medical professionals have a duty to uphold their responsibilities to their patients. Negligence and incompetency are unacceptable. If you or a loved one has suffered due to psychiatric malpractice, call our Chicago legal team at (312) 313-0202 orreach out to us online.

Types of Psychiatric Malpractice

Patients have a right to competent, professional care when they seek treatment for their mental health issues. A psychiatrist takes an oath to uphold codes of ethics and act accordingly to their station. However, inattentive or unscrupulous professionals can harm their patients more than they help them. That's where an attorney who specializes in mental health negligence can help you. You deserve competent a psychiatric malpractice lawyer.

Common forms of psychiatric malpractice include:

  • Exploitation of doctor-patient relationship
  • Improper prescription
  • Breach of duties
  • Negligence that causes harm
  • Third-party liability

Patients who are victims of any of these behaviors may have a claim to seek financial restitution and justice. Proper legal representation can ensure that patients are justly compensated for the injustices they’ve experienced.

How to Handle Psychiatric Malpractice

It's not uncommon for instances of psychiatric malpractice to go unreported. Many victims are either unable to identify the abuse due to an existing or mistreated mental condition or are already emotionally unstable. If you suspect that you or someone you love is a victim of psychiatric malpractice in Chicago, do not hesitate to reach out to an attorney to discuss the specifics of your case. Mental health negligence occurring as a result of psychiatric mistreatment is wrong, and our team will help you seek financial restitution and justice. Contact our Chicago psychiatric attorneys today.

Ways to Protect Yourself from Psychiatric Malpractice

Although no one anticipates psychiatric malpractice, there are ways in which to protect yourself. These methods include:

  • Asking your psychiatrist exactly why they prescribe certain medication and their effects
  • Keeping detailed notes and records of each visit with the psychiatrist
  • Tracking the different medication and dosage prescribed
  • If at an inpatient facility, writing letters detailing your experiences to people you trust

At Power Rogers, our psychiatric malpractice lawyers in Chicago are nationally recognized in the field. We have experience handling complex medical malpractice cases. We have recovered a collective $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We can help our clients understand their legal rights and build a strong case. Our clients’ needs are our top priority.

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Common Questions About Medical Malpractice Cases

  • Do I Have a Case?

    A: If you or a loved one has been injured by the wrongful actions of a medical professional or organization, you may be entitled to compensation. To find out more, contact the medical malpractice attorneys at Power Rogers, LLP.

  • What is Medical Negligence?

    A: Negligence is the result of a lack of reasonable care or a failure to show the same amount of care that another qualified person would under the same circumstances.

  • Do I Need a Lawyer?

    A: A medical malpractice case can be extremely difficult to pursue. As such, it is imperative to retain a qualified attorney who has experience in these types of cases.