Failure to Recognize Suicidal Tendencies

Legal Help When Mental Health Professionals Fail to Provide Needed Care

The term "medical malpractice" is usually used to refer to physical injuries that can result from medical care providers' negligence. Medical malpractice, however, can also refer to damages resulting from mental health care. The worst form of mental healthcare negligence is the failure to anticipate and prevent suicide.

Can You Sue a Psychologist for Malpractice?

Depending on the circumstances of the case and the care being provided, emergency room personnel, counselors, therapists, psychologists and other care providers can commit medical malpractice and negligence relating to preventable suicides. If you have lost a loved one to suicide and have questions regarding a possible medical malpractice claim, contact the mental health care malpractice lawyers at The Donahey Law Firm.

Our firm is one of the oldest personal injury law firms in central Ohio. Founded in 1968, our firm has handled thousands of medical negligence claims , including numerous claims involving the failure to recognize suicidal tendencies. In addition, our firm has won the highest civil jury verdicts ever awarded in Franklin County, Licking County and Gallia County.

A Recent Case Illustrates Our Effectiveness in Handling Mental Health Negligence Cases

We represented the family of a man who visited a mental health facility. There, he told a counselor that he felt a desire to kill both himself and others. His counselor sent him home with the direction to return the next day. Our clients' family member killed himself that night.

We obtained relevant medical records, interviewed key witnesses and negotiated with insurers on behalf of our clients. The result? A large and confidential settlement. For a no-charge consultation regarding medical malpractice law in Ohio, contact our firm.

Contact our Mental Health Malpractice Lawyers in Ohio

The Donahey Law Firm represents clients throughout Ohio, has offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Delaware, offers free initial consultations, and works exclusively on a contingency fee basis. Contact our lawyers today, toll-free, 866-918-5886.