We count on psychiatrists to help us manage and overcome mental health issues like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and schizophrenia. When psychiatrists are negligent in providing treatment they can cause serious, potentially life-threatening issues.
Proving a psychiatrist was negligent is complicated and requires a thorough investigation and understanding of the treatment of mental health issues. The Cincinnati psychiatric malpractice attorneys at our firm have vast knowledge of these issues and how to build a strong case in defense of your best interests. We are prepared to manage every aspect of your case and aggressively pursue the fair compensation you deserve.
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Psychiatrists provide treatment for a variety of emotional and mental health problems, including:
Psychiatrists have a variety of ways to treat mental health problems, including prescribing medications like antidepressants, sedatives, mood stabilizers and anti-psychotics. They can also use electroconvulsive therapy, deep brain stimulation, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and hospitalization.
If you received negligent treatment from a psychiatrist, contact our Cincinnati medical malpractice attorneys for a free legal consultation today.
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Our Cincinnati psychiatric malpractice attorneys know psychiatrists do not always provide appropriate treatment or take the proper steps to help their patients manage their condition. There are also rare cases where psychiatrists intentionally harm their patients.
Some common forms of psychiatric malpractice include:
If you are a victim of medication errors or other forms of medical malpractice, you could be entitled to compensation. The psychiatric malpractice attorneys in Cincinnati at our firm can review your situation in a free consultation. If you have a case, we are prepared to pursue all the compensation you are entitled.
Patients dealing with mental health issues are already vulnerable, but psychiatric malpractice can make things even worse. Some of the consequences of psychiatric malpractice include:
The law allows you to pursue compensation for the side effects of psychiatric medical malpractice, including medical expenses, emotional pain and suffering, lost wages, and loss of companionship.
You do not have to hire a lawyer but there are many advantages. The Cincinnati psychiatric malpractice lawyers at O'Connor, Acciani & Levy know how to build a strong case and determine the full value of your damages.
Your Cincinnati psychiatric malpractice attorney will need to prove malpractice occurred for you to have a chance of recovering compensation. There are five elements of malpractice that must be proven regardless of the specifics of your case:
The attorneys at our firm have a detailed understanding of the five elements of medical malpractice and how difficult it is to build a case. We are prepared to conduct a thorough investigation to collect the evidence we need to try to recover compensation.
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Like other medical malpractice claims, psychiatric malpractice claims are governed by a one-year statute of limitations (Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 2305.113(A)). This means you have one year from the date malpractice occurred to file a lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, you lose the right to file a psychiatric malpractice lawsuit.
However, there are situations when patients do not immediately discover malpractice when it happens. For instance, patients may not realize they were misdiagnosed for weeks or months after it happens.
Under ORC 2305.113(D)(1), victims have one year from the date they discover or should have discovered malpractice to file a lawsuit. Courts will apply a reasonable care and diligence standard when determining when your statute of limitations began. In other words, the one-year statute of limitations begins to run when you should have discovered malpractice by exercising reasonable care and diligence.
However, ORC 2305.113(C)(1) says your claim cannot be filed more than four years after the alleged malpractice occurred, no matter when you should have discovered it.
It is often difficult to apply these laws to specific cases without the help of an attorney. The psychiatric malpractice lawyers in Cincinnati at our firm are well-versed in Ohio laws on medical malpractice statutes of limitations and how to apply them to your case. This will help us to file your case before the statute of limitations expires and you lose the right to pursue compensation.
If you or a loved one was treated by a psychiatrist and you think malpractice occurred that resulted in harm, you should contact an attorney to discuss the situation. You may be able to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for your damages.
The attorneys at O'Connor, Acciani & Levy understand how devastating psychiatric malpractice can be. It can put patients more at risk for suicide and a variety of other injuries that can negatively affect your life.
We offer a free, no obligation legal consultation and do not charge legal fees unless you recover fair compensation.
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With a proven track record of success that has resulted in our team of legal professionals recovering tens of millions in compensation for our clients, we work quickly to obtain a fair and just result for your case.
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