Mental Health Malpractice Attorney in Johnson City, TN
People who are treated by psychologists or psychiatrists often form strong bonds with them. They trust their therapist or doctor to help them through a difficult time or diagnose and treat a serious emotional disorder. Mental health professionals have a duty of care to uphold an ethical therapist-patient relationship. Unfortunately, some psychologists, psychiatrists or therapists fail to uphold this duty and may take advantage of a vulnerable patient.
If you or a loved one was harmed by a mental health professional, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. We are experienced eastern Tennessee psychologist lawyers who work hard to hold negligent professionals accountable.
Contact Meade Law Group today for a free consultation: (423) 464-7779.
Examples of Psychiatric Negligence
Psychiatric negligence may be rooted in the medical professional’s failure to notice or diagnose a dangerous condition, or failure to protect a patient from suicide. Every psychiatric malpractice case is unique. Factors that may create a lawsuit include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Psychiatrist or psychologist assaults patient
- Psychiatrist or psychologist provides inappropriate counsel or treatment
- Psychiatrist or psychologist implants false memories to run up treatment bills
Psychologist malpractice cases can be complicated. We understand that you may be reluctant to confront your doctor or therapist. Keep in mind that in most cases of medical malpractice you will be dealing with insurance companies. Unfortunately, the malpractice insurance carrier for the medical professional may try to low-ball a settlement or deny your claim altogether. You will need an aggressive and determined psychologist malpractice attorney in Tennessee to fight for you.
We are experienced attorneys in the Tri-Cities region who can identify the negligent action and show how it impacted you financially and emotionally. The treating doctor or therapist may be liable, but we can also see if the facility that employs your psychologist or psychiatrist was negligent.
How a therapist negligence lawyer in Tennessee can help
At Meade Law Group, we know how to pursue the maximum compensation our clients are entitled to receive under Tennessee law. Call (423) 464-7779 to see how we can help you.