Sometimes, the scars that medical negligence leaves upon its victims are not physical.

The shock and trauma of an injury or disease, developed as a result of negligence at the hands of those you most trust to protect you, can result in the development of serious psychiatric conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Victims can also be left suffering from severe anxiety or depression as they struggle to come to terms with their ordeal.

Here at Attwaters Jameson Hill, our experienced Medical Negligence professionals are here to support you in gaining access to the compensation you deserve. Just as those who have been left physically compromised by negligence will require funds to purchase mobility aids and other adaptive equipment, those who have suffered a psychiatric injury will need to fund often expensive psychiatric treatment to deal with the after-effects of their trauma

Supporting mental health patients to achieve justice

Unfortunately, we also see a great deal of negative press regarding the negligent treatment of psychiatric and mental health patients, from those who are charged with protecting them. Failure on the part of medical and psychiatric care providers to safeguard patients’ wellbeing could lead to physical or psychological damage and result in a medical negligence claim. Negligent behaviour may include:

  • Misdiagnosis of mental health issues or delays in referrals for treatment
  • Failure to provide a safe environment, for example due to understaffing
  • The use of unreasonable force to detain a mental health or psychiatric patient
  • Mistakes with medication or incorrect dosages
  • Discharging a vulnerable patient too soon

Sympathetic, sensitive lawyers at your disposal

Attwaters Jameson Hill’s skilled Medical Negligence lawyers have many years’ combined experience in dealing sensitively with claims from those who have suffered psychiatric injury or negligent treatment at the hands of mental care health workers. We understand that many of our clients in this field will be distressed and traumatised when they, or those acting on their behalf, seek assistance from us.

We ensure that we are completely transparent from the outset regarding what we hope to achieve on their behalf and how we intend to proceed. If the injured party does not have the required mental capacity to manage their own affairs, we can also advise on the appointment of a Deputy, who will manage their finances under the supervision of the Court of Protection.

Get in touch

If you think you may have grounds for a  claim, Attwaters Jameson Hill will offer you a jargon-free consultation and assessment free of charge.

If we agree that your case is sufficiently strong, we will clearly explain the ways in which the costs may be covered, probably on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, before we start working together to achieve the outcome you deserve.

To get in touch with our experienced and sensitive lawyers, please email enquiries@attwaters.co.uk or contact us on 0330 221 8855


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