Fairfield, IA asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Public Benefits for Iowa

Q: What kind of lawyer do I need if an inpatient mental health facility violated their policies?

I placed my teenage daughter in an inpatient mental health facility that had strict guidelines regarding who could contact her and how. She was not allowed to have contact with anyone that I, personally did not put on her list, which was password protected by a password I chose. She could not make or receive calls from anyone not on the approved list and no one not on the list was allowed to visit her on or off the grounds. The facility violated these rules in several ways including allowing my daughter to knowingly email friends I highly disapproved of while the attempted to find legal means to go above my head. They also allowed visitors who were specifically on the blacklist to visit with her on the grounds and inside of her cottage for extended periods of time. I also have emails between myself and her personal therapist which her therapist forwarded to our social worker after she severely altered my email. She rearranged my statements to have vastly different meanings.

1 Lawyer Answer
Erik Luthens
Erik Luthens
Answered
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • West des Moines, IA
  • Licensed in Iowa

A: Did you have a written agreement between the health care facility and you? If so, are the conditions / terms which you assert were violated specifically delineated in the agreement? How have you and / or your daughter been damaged by the health care facility’s breach of the agreement?

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