Improper treatment

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The mental health provider's goal is to help people live rich, rewarding life. There are a range of treatment options available for every major psychiatric disorder. While these treatments may not always cure the illness, they will help control the symptoms and enable the patient to better function with their specific disorder.

If a psychiatrist or doctor improperly treats a patient, the consequences can be devastating. Improper treatment is negligence. At the Law Offices of Skip Simpson, we believe suicides can be prevented. While you may be reluctant to file a claim after experiencing a traumatic event, you deserve to be compensated for your loss. Your decision to pursue legal action certainly will not bring your loved one back, but it will hold healthcare providers accountable and may help prevent a similar occurrence from happening again. Most of Mr. Simpson's clients state that action against a negligent mental health provider or psychiatric hospital will perhaps save another family from the heart aches and losses they have suffered. If so, they believe communities will be safer for those with mental health issues.

Types of treatment for suicidal patients

Often, treatment will be pharmacological in nature. There are dozens of different antidepressants, many of which achieve their results by acting on different neurotransmitters in the brain and virtually all of which have different side effects. These have proven effective in treating debilitating depressions in the vast majority of patients.

Effective treatments for Bipolar Disorder, including such mood stabilizers as Depakote, Tegretol, and Lithium, have helped to bring the vicious emotional roller-coaster to a halt. And with the help of antipsychotic medications, like Haldol and Risperdal, psychiatrists usually can eliminate hallucinations and delusions in patients suffering from Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and other mental illnesses.

But proper mental health treatment goes beyond medication. Research has proven that psychotherapy is a useful adjunct to medication. But to be effective, psychotherapy must be provided by a competent, caring professional trained in its use and who's willing to devote the time and attention necessary for the task.

How a lawyer can help

When a mental health professional fails to provide the right medication, or fails to employ the necessary psychotherapy, this failure is negligence, robbing his or her patients of the ability to get their lives back on track. Unfortunately, this failure often leads to suicide. The suicide of any person can have a lasting impact on friends, families and communities. If someone in your family or a loved one recently died by suicide, contact a Texas personal injury lawyer who puts families first. Your consultation is free and confidential. Call 214-618-8222 to see how we can help.