There are known warning signs of suicide. When a medical provider observes any of these signs, he or she is obligated to take action to prevent a patient from carrying through. Any health care provider who is neglectful of these warning signs and does not act in the expected manner may be guilty of medical malpractice. If your loved one has committed suicide and you feel a physician or psychiatrist allowed this to happen through neglect or incompetence, an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney at our firm wants to know. Our firm is dedicated to helping those who have been injured or lost a loved one from the negligence of health care providers.
In recent years it has been found that certain drugs cause greatly increased occurrences of suicide in young people as well as adults. Many of these drugs have now been ordered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide warnings on their boxes and in their advertisements. Examples of these drugs include Paxil®, Chantix®, Zoloft®, Wellbutrin®, Strattera® and many others. If your child or loved one was on prescribed anti-depressants and committed suicide, contact our office.
There is nothing more tragic or difficult to face than the loss of a child or loved one that, in desperation, takes his or her own life. When this could have been prevented by professionals, or worse, was directly caused by their actions, you must take action on their behalf to set things right. Through skilled litigation we have helped dozens of clients achieve substantial awards and successfully resolve their cases. We should evaluate the situation to assist you to determine how to best move forward against the negligent doctor. If you have lost a loved one to suicide, take action. Contact a medical malpractice lawyer in Atlanta from The Tolson Firm, LLC today if you have lost a loved one to suicide. We want to help.