Denver, CO asked in Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Colorado

Q: Do I have a malpractice law suit or something else when it comes this situation. Below?

Kiddo is in therapy (divorce dealing with anxiety) and the therapist only communicated with mom. Did not update dad. Come to find out dad asked for an update on info and was polite and the therapist said in front of both mom and child that she was scared for her life and could no longer be the therapist. And when asked profession (won’t list) she said ewww in front of the 8 year old about dad. Mind you the therapist had never talked to dad once, only what the mother said. Is this a malpractice suit or a civil suit.

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Sabra M. Janko
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Sabra M. Janko
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A: Therapists do not usually communicate information about therapy automatically to others. If a parent who was entitled to receive such information asked for it, and whether that parent was entitled to receive information would depend on the case history, a therapist will generally share that information, however there are some indications here of safety concerns. Safety concerns can impact how a therapist shares information.

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