Atlanta, GA asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Georgia

Q: Do I have the right to sue a behavioral hospital that said you are supposed to see a DR/PA/NP every 24 hrs & didn't.

I just was released from a behavioral hospital, on an involuntary 10-13, said my best interest to sign a 10-12. Said I would see one of the three every 24 hrs. I saw PA on 12/19 and next encounter was 12/21, spoke with Pt. Advocate and PA put in my chart she saw me on 12/20 and I was doing "good", that never happened. Advocate said to fill out "confidential" complaint and a tape would be reviewed, but I don't feel confident that he wouldn't work to cover up, another pt. same circumstances and she told nurse filing a complaint and nurse told her "if you do that a lot of people will get into trouble".

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: I don't see it because you have technical violation and I'm not hearing about any fallout. If you were kept in longer than necessary there's a slim chance you may have a case. Suggest you contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn who handles Mental Wellness cases.

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