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Other Forms of Exploitation & Abuse

California Psychiatric Malpractice Lawyers Fighting for Clients Since 1986

People go to see psychiatrists, psychotherapists, counselors, and other licensed mental health care practitioners for help. They then trust these professionals with their most intimate feelings, problems, and secrets in the hope that the therapist or whoever will be able to help them to cope with those issues.

The vast majority of licensed mental health care providers respect the trust and power their patients give them and are very careful to set and maintain the ethical and professional boundaries that make these relationships work on a healthy level.

Some, however, intentionally abuse their power or fail their clients in other important ways. Sexual contact is certainly one example of this, but it is not the only one. Others include: Manipulating patients with shame, being disrespectful of or not listening to what patients have to say, lying or withholding information, threatening to terminate treatment or having the patient admitted to a hospital, and encouraging dependence by holding themselves out as the patient's only hope.

Committed to Helping You

At the Law Offices of Joseph C. George, Ph.D., our attorneys have been dedicated to helping victims of psychological exploitation and other mental health malpractice in California for over three decades. Attorney Dr. Joseph C. George's training, background, and education as a clinical psychologist combined with our extensive experience with these types of cases have allowed us to achieve successful results in many complex cases. We are confident in our ability to help you, too. You can trust our psychiatric malpractice lawyers in California to fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Don't wait to speak to an attorney. In California, medical malpractice claims usually need to be filed within one year of the last incident. You should also be aware that the time limit to file a lawsuit involving a mental health professional or therapist who worked for the government is often much shorter.

To schedule a free consultation, call (916) 623-4914 at any time, day or night — or contact our California psychiatric malpractice lawyers online. 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.