Mental health negligence claims
Mental health compensation claims can arise after an individual has been the victim of clinical negligence, or if they have been injured whilst in the care of a mental health Trust. When patients are the victim of clinical negligence, it can be an extremely traumatic and stressful time in their lives.
Last updated on February 1st, 2021
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Such trauma can sometimes trigger mental health problems such as; post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, insomnia, panic attacks, and anxiety.
To make a mental illness claim, your condition must be recognised as a particular psychiatric injury such as; post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or depression.
Grief or emotional upset would be examples of mental states that are not considered to be injuries for which damages would be awarded.
If you have needed treatment from a psychologist, psychiatrist or counsellor as a result of clinical negligence it is possible that you can make a compensation claim.
Express Solicitors have a specialist Clinical Negligence department that has experience and expertise in mental health claims.