My daughter attempted suicide then held in a mental facility for 6 days. She has always suffered from seizures controlled by anti-convulsants. When admitted the psychiatrist stopped ALL medications until he met with her-3dys later. The 2nd night she had 2 seizures. After the 1st one she was told she was faking, then dragged into a containment room & locked in-only a bench, no blanket/pillow. An attendant was to observe overnight. During his break she had another seizure. He arrived back to find her on the floor: she was lifted back onto the bench, and given a pillow/blanket. The next day before seeing the psychiatrist her meds were re-started. Is this facility liable for anything? If so what?What type of lawyer would we even talk to? Personal injury malpractice??? We have absolutely no idea!! Thats why I've written to Avvo. She was told she was faking and received no medical attention, even though she had fallen during both seizures. Removing her medication left her at risk of seizure, bodily damage and or death. When I asked if anything was documented I was told no as she was faking it. They said that the type of people in there fake all kinds of things. When she was 1st admitted and her meds were removed we asked them not to remove her anti-convulsants and were told it was standard procedure that ALL meds be removed. We contacted her neurologist and psychiatrist, both said the same: as she was in there they had no say in her medicating.
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