California Emotional Injury Lawyers
A high percentage of medical malpractice claims brought against psychiatric hospitals and licensed mental health care providers involve patient suicides or suicide attempts.
While most psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals provide the kind of care which they are trained and expected to provide, even the most conscientious practitioner can make a mistake. Unfortunately, some such failures result in needless suicides or attempted suicides by patients.
Some of the most common, recognized warning signs that a patient might be planning to kill themselves include:
- Excessive sadness or hopelessness associated with depression
- Sudden loss of interest in favorite activities or life in general
- Talking about dying or "going away"
- Withdrawing, isolating from others
- Marked changes in eating or sleeping habits
- Difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly
- Engaging in self-destructive behaviors
At the Law Offices of Joseph C. George, Ph.D. we have been dedicated to helping victims of mental health malpractice in the state of California since 1986. Our experience with cases involving suicides and attempted suicides — and attorney Dr. Joseph C. George's education, background and training as a clinical psychologist — have helped us achieve successful results in many difficult cases. We are confident in our ability to help you too.
Don't wait to speak to an attorney. In California, a medical malpractice claim must usually be filed within one year of the suicide or suicide attempt. You should also know that the time limit for filing a lawsuit involving a therapist or mental health professional who worked for the government can be much shorter.
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We offer a high degree of personal attention, responsive service, diligence, respect for your privacy and dignity, and the experience of a law firm that has been focused on these types of cases for nearly 25 years. To learn more, call us at 888-463-5570 (toll free) at any time, day or night — or contact our Los Angeles and Sacramento suicide attempt survivor attorneys online.