PSYCHIATRIC MALPRACTICE

Gordon & Silber has a particular sub-specialty in the defense of psychiatric malpractice claims, including cases dealing with suicide, breach of confidentiality, boundary violations, psycho-pharmacology.

  • G&S regularly serves as counsel for psychiatrists insured through the American Psychiatric Association's program, administered by Professional Risk Management Services, Inc.
  • The firm's psychiatric malpractice group is headed by senior managing partner, David Dince.
  • Clients include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, psychotherapists and psychiatric nurses.
  • Frequent pre-litigation retention to assist the professional in managing issues relating to family, press or institutional inquiry.
  • Attorneys lecture and conduct risk management seminars for the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, the National Society of Clinical Social Workers, and the Risk Management Association of New York.