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Suicide Due to Untreated Depression

Losing a loved one is an unthinkable tragedy, but it is made worse if the loss was caused by psychiatric or psychologist negligence. Mental health patients and their families trust professionals to provide proper care. But when those professionals fail to exercise good clinical judgment, the results can be devastating.


To win a psychiatric malpractice lawsuit, you and your lawyer must prove to a jury that the psychiatrist owed a certain “standard of care” to the patient and that the psychiatrist’s care fell below this standard. You must then prove that this is what caused your loved one to suffer injury or death.

Our Approach

Thinking of filing a suicide lawsuit? The goal of our suicide lawyers at Friedman, Domiano & Smith is to hold psychiatrists accountable for the harm they cause. We do this for two reasons: First, to financially compensate families for their loss; and second, to call attention to psychiatric malpractice so doctors, hospitals and behavioral health facilities have incentive to make changes. Read about our verdicts and settlements in similar medical malpractice cases.

What About Costs?

We collect no fees until you recover on your claim. We commit substantial resources to investigate your case, hire expert witnesses, and cover necessary expenses. If we win, we recover these expenditures. If not, you owe us nothing.

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Deciding If You Have a Case?

We can help you determine if you have a case and give you the information you need to make a decision. Our entire legal team will help you regain your life by stepping in at this crucial time.

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Our History of Success

We feel our success is based on our defined approach to each case, which includes a thorough investigation, a full review of legal documents and ongoing consultations.

Verdicts and settlements