Lawsuits Against Behavioral Health Professionals

A 2010 National Law Review article cited by the Psychiatric Crime Database noted that, according to legal and health care experts, therapists today are at greater risk of being sued than ever before.

Chad Gillam, a partner in the Denver civil law firm of Kennedy, Childs and Fogg, represents almost exclusively health care providers who are being sued either by angry patients or their family members, or administratively by the state board of examiners judging the practitioner's ethics or competency. He speaks clearly on the issues:

Mental health care providers have little safety in their practices nowadays if they are at all involved with attempting to properly diagnose and treat people or families in pain. It's just not obvious problems like having sex with a client that ...

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