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While detained Doctor lied that I attacked him, I had drugs forced on me subsequently held for six months in State Mental Hospit

Port Townsend, WA |

While at Kitsap Mental Health in 2010, the staff Doctor asserted that I lunged at him while I was sitting peacefully speaking with him, subsequently I was forced to take medications that made me suicidal, had horrible side effects and was then sent to the State Mental hospital where such abuse continued. What are my options?

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If the events happened as you note, you might have a cause of action, the problem is proof, how do you establish this happened the way you describe it? Without some proof, the whole thing is a your word against the word of a treating physician.

I am licensed in New Mexico and Pennsylvania, and therefore any discussion of issues related to other states must considered within that context. In addition, my comments are not intended to create a legal representation but merely to respond to the limited facts presented by the question. Any opinion herein is not meant as a precise statement of legal rights or as a recommendation of any particular course of action. A more complete legal review can be obtained through local counsel.

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