Therapist Malpractice Attorney In Palm Beach County
People turn to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and mental health therapists for help in coping with life’s difficulties and for relief from emotional pain. So it is particularly upsetting when therapists fail to properly fulfill their responsibilities and end up hurting their patients. When patients are harmed physically or emotionally because of a therapist’s negligence, the therapist may have committed medical malpractice.
What Is Psychiatric Malpractice?
Florida law states that therapists have a legal duty to perform their work competently. They must meet the standard of professional competence. There are many different ways that therapists may fall short of the standard of care. Some examples of malpractice by therapists include:
- Failing to obtain a complete history
- Failing to make a correct diagnose
- Failing to render appropriate treatment
- Prematurely terminating treatment
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Prescribing the wrong dosage
- Carelessly mixing medications
- Engaging in sexual activity with a patient
- Physically or emotionally abusing a patient
- Failing to keep proper records
- Failing to obtain informed consent
- Failing to properly monitor patients
Patients who successfully sue their therapists for malpractice are entitled to monetary compensation for the harm that they suffered.
At Matthew Lane & Associates, we are committed to obtaining justice for victims of psychiatric malpractice in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Orange Counties.
If you or a loved one has been harmed because a therapist did not properly perform his or her duties, contact for us for a free, no-obligation consultation. We will discuss the strength of your case, we will explain how the process works, and we will tell you what you can expect to happen next.
We know that the decision to sue a formerly trusted therapist is often difficult. We approach all our clients with sensitivity and are honored to have the opportunity to use our legal experience, knowledge, and skills to help them get the justice they deserve.
Talk To A Psychiatric Malpractice Attorney Today
If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment for a free lawyer consultation, call us at our Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens or Orlando office, or complete the form below.