What specialty in law handles the civil & constitutional violations committed against patients in locked psychiatric hospitals?

Asked 10 months ago - Philadelphia, PA

What type of attorney is skilled with the legal issues of abuse & neglect (civil & constitutional rights violations) of mentally ill patients in locked psychiatric hospital settings where they are involuntarily committed (302) against their will? Facilities that are private as well as non-profit organizations that receive funds from Medicare, Medicaid, and CBH in the state of Pennsylvania. Facilities that are regulated by the The Office of Mental Health, The Joint Commission, CBH, etc.

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  1. Todd Michael Mosser

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    Answered . Civil rights lawyers or plaintiffs' personal injury lawyers, depending on the nature of the harm that has been inflicted.

  2. Rixon Charles Rafter III

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    Answered . CIvil rights attorney is one category of attorney who might handle such a case.

    Could also be a civil litigation attorney.

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  3. Robert Jason De Groot

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    Answered . Civil Rights.

    R. Jason de Groot, Esq.,

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