When a therapist crosses professional boundaries, it could easily become an abusive or exploitative situation. Patients put themselves in a vulnerable position when seeking mental health counseling, and anything that happens outside the confines of the physician/patient relationship could constitute abuse. In a situation like this, you have financial recovery options for holding the mental health professional financially accountable for what you endured.
A Jenner Law therapy abuse lawyer, working on a pro hac vice basis with a South Carolina personal injury lawyer, can fight for both justice and compensation on your behalf. Our firm has more than three decades of experience advocating for survivors of abuse, and we want to alleviate your legal worries.
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What Constitutes Therapist Abuse in South Carolina?
A good way to learn if you have a therapist abuse case is to consult a personal injury lawyer who handles these cases regularly. A lawyer from our firm can answer your questions and guide your case to a fair conclusion. We pride ourselves on offering compassionate legal representation, and everything you share remains confidential.
Jenner Law offers a helping hand if your therapist:
- Crossed professional boundaries, either verbally, physically, or sexually
- Initiated personal contact outside of a professional relationship
- Made inappropriate jokes or comments
- Gave or asked for gifts
- Encouraged a dependent relationship between the two of you
- Overcharged for or rendered fraudulent services
- Solicited business
These cases can get difficult because most physician/patient interactions happen behind closed doors. Yet, our team can gather the information needed to guide your case to a fair outcome. For instance, we could use cellphone records outlining late-at-night phone calls between you and your therapist. We could also use social media posts, text messages, and other forms of documentation to support your allegations.
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Our Personal Injury Lawyers Offer Comprehensive Help
Jenner Law represents clients who have suffered because of others’ negligence or wrongdoing. As noted, we have more than three and a half decades of experience handling cases for clients and recovering the financial compensation they need and deserve. Throughout our partnership, our team will put your needs first, advocating for what you need at each step of the claims process.
When you trust us with your case, you can expect our South Carolina legal team to provide:
- A high level of confidentiality and discretion
- A safe space to share your experience and its effects on your life
- An in-depth investigation into what happened
- A careful analysis of all available evidence
- Responsive legal care
- Advocacy and support for your financial and emotional recovery
We Gather the Evidence Needed to Bolster Your Personal Injury Claim
We need to have strong evidence to present a compelling case. In addition to the information we mentioned earlier (i.e., social media posts and text messages), other evidence that could supplement your case includes:
- Your deposition or another type of statement given under oath
- Eyewitness statements from others
- Notes about treatment frequency or extended sessions
- Documentation of your economic and non-economic damages, such as receipts for medical care
These cases often settle without needing to go to trial. Jenner Law is often able to negotiate a fair settlement and recover fair compensation through that avenue. Sometimes, however, we must file a therapist abuse lawsuit. In that instance, we handle everything litigation entails, from adhering to the statute of limitations to arguing your case before a judge.
Our Clients Pay Nothing to Access Legal Representation
Jenner Law understands that you may have many financial concerns while considering your legal options. We don’t want our attorney’s fees to add to those concerns. So, we offer help on a contingency-fee basis, meaning our clients never pay upfront fees to hire our team. Instead, we work for a percentage of the money we recover for you. You pay nothing if your case doesn’t yield compensation. Feel free to call today and ask about their arrangement during your free consultation.
What Damages Will a South Carolina Therapist Abuse Lawyer Pursue for Me?
To our clients, compensation is more than money. It offers the financial resources they need for rebuilding their lives after suffering abuse at the hands of a therapist or another mental health professional. That said, we seek everything you need and deserve, which may include compensation for:
- Medical bills for treating physical injuries
- Necessary mental health care for immediate concerns
- Ongoing therapy and support
- Income lost from time missed at work
- Related expenses with receipts, such as transportation costs
Since our law firm’s founding, we’ve recovered millions for survivors of therapy abuse and their families. In one case we handled, an unethical therapist convinced our client to move across the country, then complete her household chores. We secured $800,000 in this instance.
In another case we handled, a therapist took advantage of our client and initiated a sexual relationship. Through a hard-fought legal battle, we ultimately secured $1 million in damages, giving our client the resources they needed to put this experience behind them.
The Statute of Limitations Restricts How Long You Have to Seek Damages
Every state, including South Carolina, has a statute of limitations that outlines how long you have to file a lawsuit. Most personal injury claimants have three years to sue under S.C. Ann. § 15-3-540. However, you could have more or less time to act depending on your situation.
One fact remains: even if you have a compelling case, you can’t sue once the legal deadline has expired. To preserve your right to seek compensation, you benefit from promptly starting your free claim review. Here, we can discuss more than your options; we can offer much-needed peace of mind moving forward.
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Discuss Your South Carolina Therapist Abuse Case With Our Team for Free
Jenner Law offers free legal consultations for survivors of therapist abuse in South Carolina in conjunction with personal injury lawyers licensed to practice in the state. If your mental healthcare provider abused or exploited you, and you want to hold them financially responsible, we can help. We provide confidential case assessments.
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