Hello, I am Rafael. Thanks for asking your question - I'm here to support you. (Information posted here is not private or confidential but public).
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Every mental health professional, even more those which prescribe psychiatric drugs, have legal, ethical and professional responsibilities, and they should not, under any circumstance neglect or abuse their patients well-being
No professional could deny you necessary support -treatment, even more if it is about powerful drugs you have been using, which are will know that require careful monitoring, adjustment and support.
If I wanted to legal action would I seek out an attorney or the Licensing Board for Psy.
Only if the professional has a serious good reason to justify such action, like a real concern about the patient's health or life integrity, because of high suicidal potential or violent behavior, or any other concrete and valid reason to justify such action.
You would do both.
I do not understand what you are saying in the first paragraph.
The professional board in order for them to investigate and take consistent actions to protect you and other potential clients-patients because of malpractice, and a good attorney to do what is necessary because of his abusive and neglectful actions.
What type of attorney?
I meant that as a psychiatrist he cannot deny you necessary treatment, or end leave you without necessary refill because he has legal, ethical and professional responsibilities he must comply with.
A regular attorney with expertise in cases of medical malpractice
Medical malpractice lawyer, is the exact specialist you would need.
Do you know specifically the name of the professional board? Is the board for physicians, psychiatrists? Actually she is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have not taken legal action before, but she knowing I would go through withdrawal symptoms, which were horrible as I may add, and my concern for other patients. I have decided to look into legal action and see what they say.
then she is not a psychiatrist but a nurse
In which state are you located?
Please review this directories. Here you could find attorneys specialized in these cases:
http://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/practice/medical-malpractice / http://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/firm/Medical-Malpractice/Phoenix/Arizona
This is the organization regulating her practice as a nurse: The Arizona State Board of Nursing. Here you could find information and guidance on how to file a complaint: http://www.azbn.gov/disciplinecomplaintform.aspx
Oh, okay. The experience and the side affects were horrific. Then when I found out stopping cold turkey could have killed me, I was in shock.
I am very sorry to know that. A good attorney with expertise in medical malpractice cases would be the one to support you as you need, and the state board I referred before would also take actions in order to investigate what happened and take care of it.
I greatly appreciate your input with answering my questions. Thank you so much.
You're very welcome. Thank you for your trust, I support you and hope you get all the support you need.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions since I am here willing to support you.
Okay. Thank you for helping others, also. If I have any additional questions I will contact you.
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