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Professional Malpractice Claims

California Psychiatric Malpractice Lawyers Guiding You Every Step of the Way

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 psychiatric malpractice that can provide the basis for a lawsuit include:

  • Ignoring or missing obvious clinical signs that a patient might pose a danger to themselves (suicide) or others
  • Engaging in sexual relations with current patients or within two years of terminating treatment
  • Failing to properly diagnose and treat a patient's conditions
  • Abusing patients emotionally, psychologically, or financially
  • Restraining a patient inappropriately (false imprisonment)
  • Prescribing the wrong medication or wrong dosage
  • Failing to obtain the informed consent of a patient
  • Violating a patient's privacy rights

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. Our psychiatric malpractice lawyers in California can aggressively fight for the fair and full compensation to which you are entitled.

Call (916) 623-4914 for a Free Consultation

You placed your trust in a professional who you had no reason to believe could not be trusted. What happened after that was not your fault. We're here for you now. California has a one-year statute of limitations that applies to most malpractice claims, so please speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Servicios de Traducción en Español Disponibles.

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

  • 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.