Psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals have a duty to provide their patients with proper care and treatment.
While the overwhelming majority of mental health professionals provide a great benefit to their clients, some are negligent in their care, providing inadequate treatment or even taking advantage of vulnerable patients.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to psychiatric malpractice, the attorneys at the Savage Law Firm are here to provide you with advice and advocacy. We are passionate advocates for victims of psychiatric malpractice and work aggressively to hold negligent mental health professionals accountable for their actions.
To arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Oregon psychiatric malpractice attorney, contact our firm at 503-222-0200 or 206-957-7272.
Abuse and Neglect by Mental Health Professionals
Psychiatric patients often come to their doctors in a vulnerable, fragile state. When the psychiatrist or psychologist breaches his or her duty of care, the patient can suffer devastating losses.
Examples of psychiatric malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose mental illness
- Negligent application of psychotherapy
- Emotional manipulation
- Sharing confidential information
- Prescription drug errors
- Lack of informed consent
- Having sexual relations with a patient
Many psychiatric patients are at risk of harming themselves or others if they do not maintain psychiatric treatment. When an at-risk patient receives substandard care or abuse at the hands of a doctor, the results can be tragic.
Our attorneys consult with leading experts in psychiatry, psychology and other fields who help us prepare and present cases for our clients. We can use our skill and experience in this area of law to help you pursue justice and compensation for your losses.
Contact a Portland Psychiatrist Misconduct Lawyer
Contact us to discuss your counselor negligence case at no initial cost. Our psychiatric malpractice attorneys represent clients in communities in both Oregon and Washington. For a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced injury lawyers in Portland, call 503-222-0200; or in Seattle, call 206-957-7272.