There are many different ways medical malpractice that can occur –
all of which can leave you injured and stressed out. A lesser known, but
just as serious, form of
medical malpractice can occur when a mental health professional makes a mistake or behaves
in a negligent manner. Psychologists, psychiatrists and mental health
counselors can be held liable in an Ohio medical malpractice claim for
injury or damage to their patients.
Types of Medical Malpractice that Can Occur in a Mental Health Setting
A mental health medical malpractice claim can be one of the most tragic
types of negligence as emotional scars and injuries may take much longer
to recover from than physical pain or illness.
The types of medical malpractice you may experience at the hands of a mental
health professional could be:
- physical or mental abuse;
- sexual misconduct or having an inappropriate relationship with a patient;
- breach of doctor-patient confidentiality and
- illegal or inappropriate treatment techniques.
If you or a loved suffered an emotional injury at the hands of an incompetent
mental health professional you need to
speak with a medical malpractice attorney to find out what your options are for filing a medical malpractice claim.