Los Angeles and Sacramento Therapist Patient Sex Victim Lawyers

California Lawyers for Survivors of Sexual
Abuse Involving Mental Health Professionals

Therapists who have sex with current patients or patients they have seen within the last two years are committing a type of professional malpractice that can be just as harmful to a victim as any doctor's or surgeon's error. The law recognizes this and considers current and recent former patients to be legally incapable of consenting to such conduct — regardless of their age.

Studies show that roughly five percent of the therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and other licensed mental health practitioners today have engaged in sexual relations with one or more of their patients. Studies also show that abusers are far more likely to be men and that victims are almost always women. What statistics cannot reveal are the enormous personal costs paid by individual victims.

Unfortunately, certain California laws and insurance exclusions can make it very difficult for victims to get the justice and compensation they deserve.

At the Law Offices of Joseph C. George, Ph.D. we have been dedicated to representing victims of sexual abuse and mental health care-related malpractice in California since 1986. In addition to experience and a strong track record of success, Dr. Joseph C. George, Ph.D. also brings a unique perspective on the therapist-patient relationship dynamic due to his background — training and 12 years of experience as a clinical psychologist in the U.S. Air Force.

Combined, these assets provide the critical edge needed to overcome obstacles and to maximize compensation for our clients today.

Don't wait to speak to an attorney. In California, therapist-patient sexual abuse claims must usually be filed within one year of the discovery of the injury. 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 can help you find the courage to speak out and the power to move forward with your life. To schedule a private consultation, call our toll free California number (888-463-5570) at any time, day or night — or contact our Los Angeles and Sacramento therapist-patient sex victim attorneys online.