Psychiatric Malpractice in Kentucky
Get Aggressive and Compassionate Representation against Negligent Healthcare
When you and your loved one suffers from mental or emotional trauma, a psychiatrist or psychologist can help you deal with or recover from your agony or shock. However, there are many cases where people receive mistreatment from their psychiatrist due to abuse or negligence.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice by a psychiatrist or psychologist in Kentucky, you may be entitled to financial compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even wrongful death.
Our Louisville medical malpractice attorney at Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC can investigate your case, gather evidence, work with expert witnesses, and negotiate with insurance adjusters while you recover from your injury.
Elements to a Psychiatric Malpractice Case
Mental health professionals are obligated to protect their patients. In order to prove a mental health malpractice claim, a provider-patient relationship must be established between you and the psychiatrist or psychologist, the provider breached this duty of reasonable care, the patient suffered harm, and a causal link exists between the provider’s breach of duty and the patient’s injury.
The following are common types of psychiatric malpractice:
- Failure to diagnose the patient properly
- Lack of informed consent
- Failure to supervise a (suicidal) patient
- Failure to prevent harm
- Breach of privacy
- Emotional or physical abuse
- Sexual relations with a patient
- Negligent or harmful use of medication
Let Our Louisville Medical Malpractice Lawyer Fight for You
Unfortunately, many of these psychiatric malpractice cases go unreported since the victims are already mentally unstable or uncertain of their own medical condition. They often believe that if they report the situation, their complaints will not be heard or taken seriously.
Fortunately, Attorney Oppenheimer has more than 25 years of trial-tested experience successfully protecting the rights and best interests of clients involved in medical malpractice cases. Do not hesitate to get our skilled and reliable legal representation immediately.
Contact us and request a free consultation today.