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Psychiatry and psychology

Injuries to psychiatric patients can result from a wide range of failures such as inappropriate restraint, wrongly discharging into the community, failure to diagnose or treating wrongly, failure to assess what levels of clinical observations a patient should be on whilst an in-patient.  Such failures can result in physical injury or death (sometimes by suicide) to the clients concerned.  Leigh Day has successfully represented clients and their families where such injuries have occurred.

Psychology is broadly the study of human behaviour and the mind, and can encompass both clinical and research areas.  A psychologist is an individual educated and trained to perform research, testing and therapy of mental health.  This is different from a psychiatrist, who is a medically trained doctor who specialises in the medical treatment of mental health disorders.

We have also has represented many clients who are seeking compensation following physical, or mental abuse, the results of which will be either psychiatric injury, by way of trauma, or physical injury, the effects of which have at some time been visible.

Contact our medical negligence lawyers in Manchester or London for more information on 0161 393 3530 or 020 7650 1200.

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