Mental Health Med Mal and How a Cleveland Attorney Can Help May 24, 2012.

There are many different ways medical malpractice that can occur – all of which can leave you injured and stressed out. A lesser known, but just as serious, form of medical malpractice can occur when a mental health professional makes a mistake or behaves in a negligent manner. Psychologists, psychiatrists and mental health counselors can be held liable in an Ohio medical malpractice claim for injury or damage to their patients.

Types of Medical Malpractice that Can Occur in a Mental Health Setting

A mental health medical malpractice claim can be one of the most tragic types of negligence as emotional scars and injuries may take much longer to recover from than physical pain or illness.

The types of medical malpractice you may experience at the hands of a mental health professional could be:

  • physical or mental abuse;
  • sexual misconduct or having an inappropriate relationship with a patient;
  • breach of doctor-patient confidentiality and
  • illegal or inappropriate treatment techniques.

If you or a loved suffered an emotional injury at the hands of an incompetent mental health professional you need to speak with a medical malpractice attorney to find out what your options are for filing a medical malpractice claim.