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Inadequate psychiatric supervision
If you have lost a loved one to suicide, despite them being placed under the care of psychiatric inpatient facilities for their own safety, you are entitled to investigate how they were able to take their own life. If there were failures by those responsible for your loved one’s care then you should be given the opportunity to hold the responsible organisations to account. At JMW, we can bring an inadequate psychiatric supervision claim on your behalf and, if needed, we can also arrange inquest representation for you.
We understand this can be an extremely difficult time and that the prospect of taking legal action may not be your first priority. However, bringing a medical negligence case and going through the inquest process can help you find out what went wrong and why. Speak to our friendly and sympathetic team about your options today by calling us on 0800 054 6512 or by completing our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.
Bringing a case of this nature can help to provide answers to the many different questions you may have. While nothing can ever bring back what you have lost, going through these processes should give you a better understanding of what happened and ultimately allow you to move on with your life.
You may also be entitled to compensation for:
- The cost of funeral expenses
- The pain and suffering caused to the deceased
- Loss of future earnings
- Other financial losses caused by the death
Your loved one may have been under the care of mental health staff who were aware that they were at risk of suicide and posed a significant risk to themselves. If that has happened, we will provide high-quality and easy-to-understand support. We are dedicated to achieving the best possible result for anyone who has suffered as a result of this distressing form of negligence.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one following poor care while they were a psychiatric inpatient, JMW can guide you every step of the way through the legal process.
We have medical negligence specialists who have a great deal of expertise in cases of suicide following inadequate care and monitoring in psychiatric units. We understand how important it is that you feel your best interests are being looked after where health professionals have otherwise failed.
Our experts are committed to providing the best possible solutions for families after a relative has taken their own life as a result of inadequate supervision by mental health services in instances where there was a clear risk of physical harm or suicide.
The clinical negligence team at JMW is known for its professional, sympathetic approach and we are highly regarded throughout the UK. Such is our standing that our team includes members of the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitor panel and the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence.