Experienced Lawyers Handling Mental
Health Care Negligence Claims in California
Most mental health care professionals make great efforts to provide their patients with the best possible care. They treat their patients with dignity and respect. They are honest with patients. They help patients to cope better, feel better and do better in life. Unfortunately, there will always be practitioners who cause a tremendous amount of damage instead.
At the Law Offices of Joseph C. George, Ph.D. we do our part to help victims obtain justice and to hold careless, negligent and intentionally abusive mental health care professionals accountable for the damage they have caused. Examples of psychologist, psychiatrist or therapist malpractice that can provide the basis for a lawsuit include:
- Failing to properly diagnose and treat a patient's conditions
- Prescribing the wrong medication or wrong dosage
- Failing to obtain the informed consent of a patient
- Abusing patients emotionally, psychologically or financially
- Engaging in sexual relations with current patients or within two years of terminating treatment
- Violating a patient's privacy rights
- Restraining a patient inappropriately (false imprisonment)
- Ignoring or missing obvious clinical signs that a patient might pose a danger to themselves (suicide) or others
Joseph C. George holds a Ph.D. in psychology and practiced in the field for more than a decade before founding his law firm in 1986. In his career as an attorney, Dr. George helped write some of the same laws that apply to mental health malpractice cases like these.
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California has a one-year statute of limitations that applies to most medical malpractice claims so please, speak to an attorney as soon as possible.