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In today’s society, mental illness is common but often misunderstood. This is due to a variety of factors such as stress, genetic conditions, side effects from treatment or medication.
Healthcare professionals owe the same duty of care that is owed to patients who present themselves with physical conditions when providing medical care and treatment to patients with mental illness. This is all the more important because if you or a loved one has a mental-health condition, you can be particularly vulnerable and the care provided should be handled sensitively and with dignity. It is important to protect that dignity, and when that dignity is violated it becomes grounds for mental-health claims.
Tragically, we have found that mental-health negligence can give rise to a fatality if, for example, people who are at suicide risk are not monitored and observed properly. If this happens, it likely that an inquest will be held by the Coroner and we can assist in representing the family of the deceased if necessary.
Mental-health negligence claims tend to revolve around inadequate supervision in hospital, inappropriate diagnosis of a mental illness, incorrect medication being prescribed or incorrect dosage and timeframes within which medication is prescribed.
Mental-health medical negligence is all too common, and we want to fight for your right to compensation.
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If we can help, we will talk to you about the best way forward for you, including funding options open to you. We are also happy to talk to you on a no-obligation basis if you already have a solicitor but would like a second opinion or you are unhappy.
If it helps, we can meet you at home or a neutral venue regardless of where you live. If you choose to instruct us, you will be represented by a solicitor who will be your contact from day one, right the way through to the conclusion, keeping you updated throughout.
Medical or clinical negligence can be a difficult thing to move on from, especially when it’s not your fault and it's life-changing. You can rest assured you'd be in the best possible hands - read about the support we've provided to other clients in their time of need here. Find out here what happens in a typical negligence compensation case. Whatever your case, please contact us and we will work with you to help you get the justice you deserve.
Rankeshwar, I would like to thank you and your staff for all of the hard work that you have put into mum’s case. Your kindness and support over the last two years has been amazing.Mrs F.
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