Psychiatrist and Psychologist malpractice
Chicago Malpractice Attorney
There are many ways that mental health professionals can commit malpractice or fail to meet the standard of care. One of the most shocking and degrading abuses arises when a mental health care professional fails to observe proper boundaries while treating a patient. For example, it is highly inappropriate for a psychologist or psychiatrist to have a sexual relationship with a patient while that patient is in treatment. Also, a mental health professional should not engage in business dealings with patients. This includes lending or borrowing money. If a psychiatrist improperly prescribes medication or neglects a patient known to be suicidal these can also be legitimate reasons to consult a lawyer about your rights.
Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. has represented many people harmed by the negligent treatment of health care professionals including a case settled for $4 million on behalf of an elderly woman suffering from dementia who was sexually abused in a nursing home and $1 million for a woman that was given too much narcotic medication to the point of addiction. If you think you have a case involving negligence or abuse by a psychiatrist or psychologist or a mental heath hospital call Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. at 312-553-4900 for a free consultation.