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Psychiatrist Malpractice Cases

Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle lawsuits against psychiatrists.  Psychiatrists are medical doctors and osteopathic physicians with specialized medical residency training.  They treat patients both on an in-patient and out-patient basis.  Many times, treatment includeds both psychotherapy and the prescribing of antipsychotic and other medications.  When a psychiatrist is negligent in the treatment and diagnosis of a mental health patient, it can give rise to a psychiatric medical malpractice lawsuit.

The most common basis for psychiatrist malpractice lawsuits include:

-Improper or wrong diagnosis
-Improper treatment
-Failure to conduct a proper suicide assessment
-Failure to take steps to prevent suicide
-Premature discharge from a mental health facility
-Medication mistakes and overmedicating the patient
-Improper relationships, including sexual relationships, with patients

In other situations, a psychiatrists's failure to diagnose another medical condition and failure to refer the patient to the appropriate medical specialist can give rise to a psychiatric malpractice case.  To learn more about medical malpractice cases in Michigan, you should request our FREE BOOK, "The Ultimate Michigan Medical Malpractice Handbook" and contact our office immediately to discuss your case.

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