Compensation claims for a failure to treat a mental illness

Mental illness can affect anyone at any time regardless of your age, gender or ethnicity. Your mental health can affect your daily life, relationships and even your physical health, while having a serious effect on your ability to enjoy life – it attacks our cognitive well-being, meaning the way we think and behave can drastically change in an instant. If you have ever suffered from a mental illness, then you will know how serious the implications are, but fortunately there is a way of treating it and that’s by seeking professional help from a trained psychologist. With their wealth of experience, they can help you locate the source of the issue and get you back on the road to recovery and to a normal, healthy state. As with most things though, mistakes can happen through negligence and your condition may deteriorate – if you believe you have been a victim of this, then you could be able to seek compensation.

Who could be held responsible for my claims?

Mental illness is a serious condition that has a drastic effect on the way you live your life, so if you feel that a psychologist has caused this illness to decline, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim against them. A claim can be taken out against any medical professional who you believe has put your health at risk through negligence by not performing to the best of their abilities. If you believe that your psychologist has not performed their duties in a professional manner and has failed to treat your mental illness as a result, then you could be entitled to make a compensation claim to help you recuperate any losses you have sustained.

In which situations might a claim be made?

A number of problems can potentially occur as the result of negligence on behalf of a physiotherapist, with some common examples of where you could sustain injuries including:

·         Claims for failure to treat depression

·         Claims against a negligent psychologist

·         Claims against an under-qualified psychologist

·         Claims if your condition has declined

·         Claims against trauma suffered as a result of poor treatment

How can I get Medical Compensation 4U to help with my claim?

Mental illness can be a very sensitive area, so seeking compensation for medical negligence could a very difficult experience, as it could have a negative effect on your ability to make successful claim. That’s why the team at Medical Compensation 4U can help out, as we have a team of dedicated staff that will guide you through the claims process every step of the way and ensure that every penny goes directly to you. If you need assistance or have any enquiries, then Medical Compensation 4U can help out – simply get in touch with a member of our team today!