Whether you have a claim or not does not depend on whether or not you attempted suicide. In order to have a viable claim you must demonstrate that the care you received fell below the applicable standard of care AND was a recognised cause of your current worse condition. (The applicable standard of care simply means that the doctor treated you in a way that similar doctors would not have done under the same or similar circumstances.) This is done by retaining a lawyer who is willing to gather your records and have them reviewed by a psychiatric expert who offers an opinion that the standard of care was breached and you suffered an injury. There is no viable claim unless and until such an opinion is secured.
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Mr. Fabiano nailed it. Important to consult an experience malpractice attorney to assess your claim, obtain your records and have them reviewed by a qualified professional.
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Very difficult case to prove if you are able to walk and function. Hard to second guess the doctor. However, as pointed out, get an attorney to review your psychiatric record and let his expert advise him as to whether there is or not a potential malpractice case. Best of luck.
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