When it comes to your mental health, you can never be too careful about the psychiatric professionals that you trust to help you. While there are a plentitude of great and helpful psychologists and psychiatrists that exist, there are some that may be seeking to financially benefit from your suffering or simply make diagnoses that are inaccurate.

When a psychologist or psychiatrist has been empowered by you, your family, or another institution to treat you, they are put in a great position of trust and must never take advantage of this trust. Unfortunately, there are members of the psychiatric health community that have and will continue to abuse their positions and cause emotional and mental health problems for their patients. This is a form of professional malpractice and is a very serious offense.

If you believe that you or your family member has suffered any form of psychiatric malpractice, please contact Christopher W. Jeffress of Jeffress Law. Our attorney has 25 years serving as an attorney and can help you seek the proper compensation for your suffering. Please call us today at (303) 732-6634.

Types of Psychiatric Malpractice

Psychologists and psychiatrists are put in charge of those struggling with mental illness and have a unique position that requires a lot of sensitivity and care. When a psychiatric employee takes advantage of this, they may commit any of the following, causing harm to their patients:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Prescribing the wrong drugs
  • Prescribing drugs that shouldn't interact well with one another
  • Abused trust that can lead to life-long dependence
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault

Help for Those Suffering from Psychiatric Malpractice

When you or your family member has fallen victim to psychiatric malpractice, you have legal rights. Contact our attorney so we can help you with your case. Mr. Jeffress makes every single case a priority and will ensure that you get the compensation and care that you deserve. By seeking financial compensation from whomever abused or mistreated you, you can seek care from the very best in your community and have the finances to afford the treatment.

Our attorney operates on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that he doesn't collect fees up front, nor will you pay anything unless he wins a cash award or settlement for you and your family. Only after the case is completed and you've received your payout will our attorney take his fee and reimburse himself for any incurred expenses. Jeffress Law also evaluates cases for free and takes every case just as seriously as the last. Please contact us today to schedule your free consultation. Fill out the contact form on this page or call us at (303) 732-6634. We serve clients in Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont, and the surrounding Colorado areas.