Savannah Psychiatric Malpractice Lawyers

Many psychiatrists do a wonderful job of helping their patients cope with their mental health issues so that they can live happier, more productive lives.

Unfortunately, some psychiatrists are negligent in caring for their patients and the results can be tragic. Some patients may decide they will no longer seek treatment and their mental health issues will worsen, while others may decide to take their own lives.

If you or a loved one has been abused or committed suicide as a result of psychiatric malpractice, you could be entitled to compensation. The Nye Law Group's Savannah psychiatric malpractice lawyers have won just compensation for many victims of psychiatric malpractice.

Contact our experienced Savannah malpractice lawyers to review your claim. Your initial consultation is free and we do not charge for our services unless we achieve a favorable settlement or verdict.

Call 855-856-4212 or complete a Free Case Evaluation Form.

Defining Psychiatric Malpractice

Psychiatric malpractice can include abuse of patients, failing to provide the proper treatment or failing to provide treatment at the appropriate time. Examples of psychiatric malpractice include:

  • Failing to properly supervise patients with a high suicide risk
  • Falsely imprisoning patients in mental health facilities
  • Carelessly prescribing antipsychotic medication, which can result in brain damage
  • Physically abusing patients
  • Humiliating or otherwise emotionally abusing patients
  • Engaging in a sexual or romantic relationship with a patient
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose an illness
  • Not obtaining consent for treatment from the patient or the patient's legal guardian

These careless, reckless behaviors can cause further psychological damage to patients, and in the worst cases, it can lead to suicide. That is why negligent psychiatrists should be held accountable.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of psychiatric malpractice, contact our caring Savannah psychiatric malpractice lawyers to review your claim. We want to help you obtain maximum compensation to help you move forward with your life.

Contact us today by calling 855-856-4212 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation Form.

Proving Psychiatric Malpractice

Your Savannah psychiatric malpractice lawyer must establish four things to have a chance at securing your compensation for psychiatric malpractice:

  • You had a doctor/patient relationship and the psychiatrist owed you a duty of care. The duty of care requires the psychiatrist to perform within established standards in the medical community.
  • Your psychiatrist violated the duty of care.
  • You experienced pain, suffering or death as a result of the breached duty of care.
  • The breached duty of care was the primary reason for your injuries.

The psychiatrist's duty of care varies depending on the level care his or her patient requires. For example, psychiatrists have a very high duty of care to patients who may be at risk for committing suicide, and they could be held liable if they:

  • Fail to prevent patients from hurting themselves
  • Fail to monitor suicidal patients
  • Fail to document any suicidal risk assessments after the first one
  • Do not evaluate the safety and the environment of suicidal patients
  • Do not warn the third party if there is an imminent threat to a patient who might harm himself or herself

Proving these things requires experienced attorneys who understand the complexities of cases of medical malpractice. The Nye Law Group's Savannah psychiatric malpractice lawyers have taken on many of these cases and recovered just compensation. We have the resources and knowledge to build a solid case in your favor.

Call us today at 855-856-4212 or complete a Free Case Evaluation Form.

Why You Need a Skilled Savannah Psychiatric Malpractice Lawyer

When a psychiatrist is negligent in caring for his or her patients, it can have severe, life-altering consequences. Victims can suffer brain damage or sink deeper into depression or whatever mental or emotional issues they are struggling with.

Victims deserve strong legal representation to help them recover compensation that will help them move on with their lives and hopefully put them on the path to emotional and mental wellness.

The Nye Law Group's Savannah psychiatric malpractice lawyers have in-depth knowledge of medical regulations in Georgia. When you contact us, we will conduct a thorough investigation to discover all of the relevant facts of your claim.

We will review the psychiatrist's past to find any other patient complaints or legal actions on their record. We will also consult other medical experts to make sure we uncover every instance of malpractice committed by your psychiatrist.

The Nye Law Group's skilled Savannah psychiatric malpractice lawyers are committed to getting you the fair compensation you deserve, which could include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of disability benefits.

Your initial consultation is absolutely free and you do not pay us anything until we secure you the compensation you are entitled.

Chat live with a legal representative to review your claim.

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About Nye Law Group

The personal injury lawyers at The Nye Law Group have a strong reputation of standing up for the rights of those who have been injured throughout Georgia and South Carolina.

We are committed to fighting for justice and compensation for injury victims who have suffered because of another’s negligence in auto accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and many other situations.

We offer personal injury victims a free consultation to discuss their legal options. YOU OWE US NOTHING UNLESS WE RECOVER COMPENSATION FOR YOU.

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