LawAnswers.com.au - Australia's #1 Legal Community

LawAnswers.com.au is a community of 10,000+ Australians, just like you, helping each other.
Ask a question, respond to a question and better understand the law today!
Join us, it only takes a minute:

SA Mental Health Disregard - How to Seek Justice?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by Levi Duncan, 19 April 2015.

  1. Levi Duncan

    Levi Duncan Member

    Joined:
    19 April 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is there any way for suing mental health to be taken seriously? [without people reading notes and being subject to 'he is sick, why he suffered' etc.

    I have been tortured by the system - can they be held to account? (normal incarceration in wards, to common disregard (not belief) - people using system for revenge purposes etc.)

    I have even been sodomized in a ward and I was told it was hallucination by a neuroscientist and it was ignored based on my very label which 'cancels' - These labels 'void' you - even in conversations with family which I have had to cut off due to everything I say being taken as 'might ....be true' - its like speaking to a wall. I guess this is common but I would like justice because of the particular extent of my situations disregard and following 'psychological abuse' from psychological factors that always point to negatives - be it flaws of mind.

    Want to know a laugh > This is my site AustraliaLatestNews. But yet, I am under public trustee, the failure to recognise a person in my opinion is common. Often these hospitalisations proceed with just some 'out-there' thing a patient says, with complete failure to understand how far the person went covering all the angles and rationalisation before/during/after.

    There is some pretty screwed up problems, my first diagnosis was given after telling a Psychiatrist 'I was bashed and had people screwing with me' - which was the case of course, but I was 'disregarded' and given a label of schizophrenia in my opinion very controversially on that one point and aggravating a doctor to points he even pretending angrily to punch me. And its been 10+ years of this crap being locked in wards being fed bullshit simply, assuming they not only can read minds but they know your life in detail better than you do in every way - obviously Psych's do believe they are 'above' the client which creates these very failures.

    Not to mention medication causing withdrawel symptoms, tranquilisation in these anti-psychotics is forceful and abuses patients from this 'restrictive, frustrated sedation' - abuse creation - these medications cause the very instabilities that further the treatments.

    Enough said. How do I proceed legally when on pension?
     
  2. Levi Duncan

    Levi Duncan Member

    Joined:
    19 April 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is the follow up, are they trying to say I have no legal rights ? There is no way for justice for torture? It seems common to me they drug people up till off their heads and in anguish, its actually to them 'an acceptable standard'.

    Yeh I will just charge that 100,000 to my public trustee administrated [pension]. I gather by word structure there is a certain failure to take seriously 'due to mental health' I guess it 'subdues' at least - or realistically its seen in a certain 'lack of care' .

    - Though that last bit was different

    Can I get some real advice? What can I do?
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Dear Sir,
    Thank you for your enquiry.
    In some circumstances where a care provider has been found to have acted negligently then there may be a cause of action. Such matters are extremely difficult to substantiate. We do not do such matters on a contingent or deferred basis and this means that you would need to put money in trust. The costs can be significant and I would estimate that the true cost would be in the vicinity of $35,000.00 to perhaps $100,000.00.

    It may be that your problem has a political response in which circumstance I would encourage you to contact you local parliamentary representative.
     
  3. Steve500

    Steve500 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    10 March 2015
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    3

    To keep it short and simple as this seems a long Legal case, my general advice is go to a Medical Negligence lawyer, in your State and they could maybe do something eg attempt to sue the Hospital, or reach an out of Court settlement with the Hospital who you want to seek damages from. The lawyer may charge up front fees, or no win no fee. If you can't afford to pay upfront, check with Legal Aid in your state, and they may fund Medical Negligence cases if your eligible for funding, good luck.
     
    Levi Duncan likes this.
  4. Levi Duncan

    Levi Duncan Member

    Joined:
    19 April 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks that is more fitting advice. Guess that company wanted money simply.

    Ta.
     

Share This Page

Loading...