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Mental Health Malpractice

You need compensation, now. You need a lawyer.

The mind is a delicate instrument, and we have the experience it takes to fine-tune the details of a mental health malpractice case. Defective drugs and misdiagnosis can easily worsen a pre-existing condition, or even kill. Inpatient facilities, places meant to give a safe haven where people can heal, see patient suicides and neglect all too frequently. We know that compensation for these traumatic experience is needed, and we can help obtain it. Common forms of mental health malpractice include:

At Schlender-Brown PLLC, our unique combined medical and legal experience gives us an edge in medical malpractice cases, including those involving mental health. We know that the brain is an organ, and its illnesses are just as valid as those in the rest of the body. We know that inpatient injuries and psychiatric malpractice impact countless lives, and we know that victims deserve justice. Contact us for a free case evaluation today.

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Psychiatric Malpractice

In order to properly treat mental illness, it must first be regarded with as much validity and respect as any other illness. A patient in the throes of a manic state is as sick as one with the flu, and therefore has the same rights. Psychiatrists are entrusted with treating the mental health of a patient through medication and therapy. However, they do not always know best, and a patient may end up worse for wear. Some common forms of psychiatric malpractice include:

  • Prescribing for an improper diagnosis/wrong diagnosis and medication error
  • Creating false memories
  • Failing to obtain informed patient consent
  • Failing to take a proper suicide risk assessment
  • Forming a sexual relationship with the patient (who may be mentally unable to consent)

There are numerous reasons for these lapses in care to occur, as well as numerous reasons for them to be brought to court. In order to have a solid malpractice case, there are four criteria that must be met:

  • Proof of a doctor-patient relationship
  • Proof of the doctor's breach of care
  • Proof of patient mental or physical injury
  • A link between proven negligence and patient injury

If you've been the victim of psychiatric malpractice, you need a skilled and knowledgeable on your side. You need Schlender-Brown PLLC. Contact us today for a free case evaluation, and the peace of mind that we don't stop searching for your justice until we get answers.

Inpatient Injuries

People suffering from mental conditions are frequently sent to inpatient care facilities. Inpatient care is meant to stabilize a patient in order to rehabilitate them, or provide emergency treatment so a more independent and healthy lifestyle can be achieved and benefit the patient. However, injuries in inpatient care do occur, including the following:

  • Falls
  • Suicide or self-harm
  • Medication errors

The malpractice attorneys at Schlender-Brown PLLC understand how traumatic mental health emergencies can be, and how much we may worry about the health of our loved ones. If you, or someone close to you has been injured while in inpatient care, you should contact us to have your potential case evaluated at no charge to you. Patients and victims deserve a voice and a compassionate ear, and we offer just that where the healthcare system has failed to.

You deserve justice

Our law firm knows that mental health malpractice can have devastating effects on the patient, their family, and their friends. Financial, physical, and emotional burdens can easily be suffered by loved ones who deserve compensation for the pain they've endured. Mental health is a part of our health that deserves upkeep and attention, as well as proper care. We know Idaho's laws concerning mental health malpractice, and we know how the insurance companies and providers work to keep compensation away from the suffering parties.

Contact us for a free case evaluation if you have been victimized by the mental healthcare system. We can lay out your legal options, and help you regain your quality of life and the dignity you've lost.

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