Psychiatrist malpractice=professional negligence=medical malpractice. Good luck
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Call your local bar association for a referral to a medical malpractice attorney. Consults are usually free and most med-mal attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, whereby there is no cost to you, they only get paid if you get a settlement or win at trial. Good luck.
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I'm sorry to hear about your experience. To answer your question, this type of negligence claim is handled by personal injury attorneys; specifically, medical malpractice attorneys and drug or product defect attorneys. Most likely, you could find someone in your area like me who handles both. Keep in mind that these cases are typically very contentious. Most med mal attorneys are selective about the cases they handle. Medical negligence cases require proof of both liability and damages. Med mal attorneys must present testimony from other similar doctors, in your case from a psychiatrist, that your doctor violated a standard care in prescribing the medication or by failing to warn you of the side-effects. Med mal attorneys must also present evidence of how the violation of the standard of care resulted in damages to the patient. In most cases, the nature of the patient's damages must be significant enough to justify the time and expense required to sue professionals like doctors /psychiatrists and take on their insurance companies and defense lawyers. I'm not minimizing your injuries or the amount of your suffering. But I question whether suing your psychiatrist is the proper way to go based on what you've described.
A med mal attorney, and you can use Avvo's "find a lawyer" tool to obtain one. Good luck.
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