Psychiatric Claims

Psychiatric Claims

More and more people are turning to psychiatrists for support. Unfortunately however, while modern psychiatry has come a long way, all too often our medical professionals still fail to treat mental health patients correctly.

With extensive experience helping victims of poor psychiatric care, at Price Slater Gawne, we help to secure the compensation our clients and their families deserve, and raise awareness of this tragically underfunded area of medicine.

We have acted for people who have lost loved ones as a result of failures of care leading to preventable suicides, and for patients who have had unnecessary periods of illness.

Situations that may give rise to psychiatric claims include:

  • Failure to properly monitor a patient formally admitted to hospital and at clear risk of suicide resulting in self-harm or preventable death
  • Failure to admit a patient to hospital under the Mental Health Act resulting in suicide or attempted suicide
  • Failure to monitor medication withdrawal properly resulting in preventable relapse of illness
  • Failure to correctly diagnose a treatable condition resulting in unnecessary distress and suffering.

In addition, at Price Slater Gawne, we have pursued more successful Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) claims and psychological injury than just about any other solicitors.

If you or a loved one has been let down through a failure in psychiatric care, whether by a GP or Community Psychiatric Nurse, or by staff at a NHS hospital or private clinic, we can help.

Contact us today to find out more about how we can secure the compensation you need to help cover the cost of caring for those left behind following suicide, or to make good the losses suffered after years of untreated mental health issues.