Saturday, April 22, 2006

psychiatric abuse

Citizens Commission on Human Rights is proud to announce the latest feature on our website – a section for referral to attorneys.

CCHR is contacted regularly by individuals who have been harmed or violated by psychiatry, or whose loved ones have been harmed, damaged or even killed.

Examples of psychiatric abuse may include: rape, sexual assault, physical abuse, mis-diagnosis, harmful drugging, involuntary commitment, electroshock therapy, psychosurgery, harmful restraints, threatened with committal or punishment for refusal of treatment, coerced into hospitalization or treatment, insurance fraud.

These victims often seek attorneys and need attorneys to preserve their rights and to seek compensation for damages caused by psychiatric abuses and pharmaceutical injuries. CCHR therefore endeavors to get victims in contact with attorneys who are potentially interested in helping these individuals protect their rights and receive proper restitution for wrongdoing.

Therefore, CCHR has developed a section of our website where information about psychiatric abuse cases are posted, sorted by location and type of abuse. Attorneys can then view these case files to see if there is someone they feel they could assist.

In addition to the abuse cases posted at the time of the section's launch, new cases will be added regularly.

Here is an opportunity for psychiatric abuse victims to get legal representation.

Please encourage individuals who have suffered psychiatric abuse to contact their local CCHR or fill out the Abuse Case Form on the website. A ttorneys who want to assist such abused individuals can fill out the Attorney Form for cases posted on the site. The attorney's name will then be provided to the potential client who can contact the attorney.

This service is being offered as a public service and there is no charge for it.

To report psychiatric abuse, call the CCHR St. Louis psychiatric Abuse Hot Line at (314) 729-2854.