What to do if my mother was released from a hospital while having a psychotic episode and a few hours later I had to have her committed for psychiatric evaluation?

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What to do if my mother was released from a hospital while having a psychotic episode and a few hours later I had to have her committed for psychiatric evaluation?

She had to stay for 10 days. Is there anything I can do to the hospital that released her

Asked on July 24, 2013 under Malpractice Law, Louisiana

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you should consider filing a complaint with the state medical board against the hospital, individual doctors and nurses and with the agency who regulates the licensing of these hospitals. Further, contact an attorney (if you are power of attorney for your mother) and see if a case should be filed in court on your mother's behalf.


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