Suicide Malpractice Lawsuits
Mental health providers who work with suicidal patients are more at risk of a malpractice lawsuit than virtually any other type of health care professional.
Survey data has shown that when patients die by suicide, more than half of patient families consider the fatal outcome as an obvious case of malpractice. An astounding 25% of patient families talk to an attorney about suing for malpractice.
Reduce Suicide Risk and Malpractice
The best way that mental health care providers can reduce the risk of a malpractice lawsuit is to integrate competent care into all clinical care.
At CAMS-care, we have developed a proven suicide-specific intervention that is based on more than 30 years of clinical research and has been used around the world.
At CAMS-care, we offer suicide assessment and prevention training, consulting, and resources. For more information on CAMS, please contact us.