Psychiatric Medical Malpractice in Maryland
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Mar 25, 2009 in Medical Malpractice
No doubt you have heard or read about medical malpractice. But, are you aware of such a thing called Maryland psychiatric medical malpractice? It is no laughing matter. In today's world, there are thousands of people who see psychiatrists to help deal with their problems.
The National Institute of Mental health stated that more than one-fourth of Americans suffered from a diagnosable mental illness. Getting professional help to reduce your mental illness is a wise choice. There is nothing to be ashamed of.
Similar to the medical field, Maryland psychiatric malpractice refers to the misconduct of a psychiatrist who fails to deliver professional service in the care and treatment of patients. High standards are required of psychiatrists. Failure to comply with such standards could result in psychiatric medical malpractice. Some typical examples are mental abuse, sexual relations with patient, breach of privacy and failure to diagnose or treat patient properly.
Since psychiatrists are dealing with patients' minds and emotions, it is very important that these medical practitioners handle the patients with extreme caution and diagnose the proper treatment. There are legal cases against unscrupulous psychiatrists. You and your friends or loved ones should be aware of this.
In case you or those whom you know face a situation of psychiatric or any other type of malpractice, don't hesitate to contact our Silver Spring Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Goldberg Finnegan, LLC, at (888) 213-8140. We will be pleased to advise you legally. And provide the necessary legal counsel for litigation purposes.