A therapist is supposed to help patients during their most vulnerable moments. Therapists who take advantage of the doctor/patient relationship have done serious harm and should be held accountable for their misconduct.
A therapist abuse lawyer from our office wants to help you recover a financial settlement if your therapist displayed any inappropriate or harmful behavior. Our assistance makes it much easier for you to seek compensation compared with going it alone.
How To Receive Compensation for Therapist Abuse
After collecting evidence of the abuse you suffered, we can determine what specific injuries and losses you sustained because of it. In many of our cases, our clients have emails and text messages which tell the story. This, in turn, will give us guidance in how much money you should ask for in your lawsuit against the abusive therapist and possibly their staff as well.
Damages in therapy abuse cases can include some or all the following:
- Medical expenses, including the cost of finding another therapist
- Loss of wages, if the abuse prevented you from going to work or will permanently impact your ability to earn a living
- Pain and suffering, for the psychological, emotional, and physical toll the abuse had on you
- Loss of consortium, which is the legal term for an impaired relationship with a spouse or other close relative
- Humiliation or loss of reputation, such as if your therapist made you feel bad on purpose or told others what you told them in confidence
If you feel you have been abused or taken advantage of by your therapist, you may be able to file a therapist abuse lawsuit . Our team of therapist abuse attorneys want to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Our Therapist Abuse Lawyers Will Fight for You
A therapist abuse lawyer from Jenner Law can make it easier for you to pursue fair compensation without having to speak to or personally confront the therapist who hurt you.
Personal injury attorney Katie Kerner leads the Therapist Abuse practice within our firm. Katie is kind and compassionate and dedicate to representing victims of abuse. When you work with Katie, you will receive personalized attention. Your pain and suffering is important to. us. We provide a sympathetic ear and possess the experience and knowledge to know if you have a therapist abuse case, how to strengthen your case and win the compensation you deserve. She will be compassionate with you, but tough on her opponents.
We Can Investigate Your Case
Unfortunately, an abuse victim’s word is not always enough to spur action against an abuser. We want you to know that the team at Jenner Law supports you and believes you. In our experience, you would not have taken the drastic step of coming to see a lawyer if something had not happened.
Our team works hard to build a strong case for every client by collecting evidence from:
- Medical records, including your therapist’s records and notes
- Testimony from you, friends, family, and medical professionals
- Any relevant photos, bills, or other materials you may have
- Any prior complaints made against your therapist
Receive Personalize Representation for Your Therapist Abuse Case
Every case is different and requires different steps to resolve. We wait until you have told us all about your case to start figuring out:
- Whether to seek an out-of-court settlement or go straight to trial
- Whether to file your case individually or join a class action suit or a mass tort
- How to approach your therapist and their representatives about your case
- How involved you want to be: while we never decide without your approval, we can adjust how often we keep you updated and how granular to make our explanations regarding the legal system or your case
We are always here to answer client questions. There is no such thing as a “trivial” question: if you have any concern at any time, we want to know about it.
We Inform You of Relevant State Laws
Each state has its own regulations and protections regarding lawsuits. While we take care of the legal work, you may want to be familiar with rules that impact your case.
For example, in Maryland, the statute of limitations on medical malpractice cases works differently than in cases involving, for example, car accidents. Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-109 gives you either five years from the date of the abuse or three years from the day you discovered the abuse to take legal action.
Another example is the potential cap on non-economic (that is, physical and emotional) damages. Some states, including Maryland (as codified at Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-2A-09), place limits on how much a person can receive in this category of damages in medical malpractice cases; others do not. We can help you navigate the law in your state.
Therapy abuse takes many forms. You do not have to suffer all of them or even sustain permanent injuries to justify a lawsuit. Types of therapy abuse include:
- Verbal: Your therapist raises their voice to you, berates you, or insults you.
- Psychological: Instead of trying to make you feel better, your therapist makes things worse by saying your problems are your fault, all in your head, etc.
- Physical: Your therapist hits you or makes you feel physically unsafe.
- Sexual: Your therapist has a romantic or sexual relationship with you, or they try to manipulate you into such a relationship.
- Financial: Your therapist charges you excessive fees or tries to convince you to give them money for other reasons.Sexual: Your therapist has a romantic or sexual relationship with you, or they try to manipulate you into such a relationship.
- Medical: Your therapist refuses to give you necessary treatment that is within their purview to provide, such as referrals to other professionals.
If you ever get a bad feeling about your therapist, you have the right to stop seeing him or her and switch to someone else. It is a therapist’s job to serve you, and if they cannot do that for any reason—even if they are not outright abusive or malicious—you can leave.
If you want legal advice on how to proceed, Jenner Law can be there for you. Call us.
We Can Provide a Therapy Abuse Lawyer
At Jenner Law, we have spent years protecting people from abusive therapists and other forms of medical malpractice. We invite you to call us at any time to learn more about our therapy abuse lawyer’s services. The first consultation is free, and we charge no attorney’s fees until you get a settlement or jury award.