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California Mental Health Malpractice Attorney

Psychiatric Malpractice Lawyers in California

At the Law Offices of Joseph C. George, Ph.D., we have been dedicated to helping victims of mental health malpractice in California since 1986. As a licensed psychologist with more than a decade of professional experience as a clinical psychologist in the U.S. Air Force and more than 35 total years of experience with these matters, our California mental health malpractice attorney understands the medical issues involved with mental health malpractice claims as well as he does the legal ones. This, in turn, provides the critical edge needed to maximize compensation for victims of mental health care-related malpractice.

What is Mental Health Malpractice?

Mental health malpractice occurs when practitioners fail to diagnose, misdiagnose, or mistreat a mental condition (as judged by the standards of their profession). They can harm patients by having sex with them or by abusing or exploiting them in other ways. Social workers, psychologists, marriage family therapists, psychiatrists, and other licensed psychotherapists in the mental health care services industry can commit malpractice in many different ways.

They can also do significant damage by violating patient privacy laws or by failing to report suspected sexual abuse even though they are legally required to do so. In some cases, the misconduct is intentional. In others, not. In every instance, the emotional and psychological injuries that result can be devastating and even deadly.

For information on specific types of cases and issues involved in our practice, see:

Attorney Dr. Joseph C. George helped write some of the laws that apply to mental health malpractice cases as a member of the California Senate Task Force on Psychotherapist–Patient Sexual Relationships in 1986. You can trust our psychiatric malpractice lawyers in California to protect your rights and fight for the full compensation you deserve.

Call (916) 623-4914 for a Free Consultation

Whether you voluntarily sought treatment for an emotional or psychological problem or placed your child under the care of a professional or mental health care services provider — what happened was wrong, and it was not your fault. Our California mental health malpractice attorney is ready to help you. Call today for a free consultation.

We know how to listen and be supportive. We also know how to help. Call (916) 623-4914 at any time, day or night — or contact our California psychiatric malpractice attorneys online for a free consultation. Servicios de Traducción en Español Disponibles.

  • Ph.D in Psychology

    Joseph C. George earned a Ph.D. in psychology and was an active duty clinical psychologist in the United States Air Force for 12 years.

  • Decades of Experience

    Collectively, our legal team has more than 30 years of experience in fighting for the rights of Californians

  • Well-Rounded Team

    Attorney Joseph George Jr. is a former deputy district attorney; Attorney Maricar Pascual was the national champion in appellate advocacy

  • Honest Communication

    We value each of our clients; everyone deserves respect and clear communication. We never leave our clients in the dark.