This article analyzes the current levels and kinds of mental health malpractice claims. It also discusses the direction of individual and institutional malpractice in the 1990s and considers potential reforms. Finally, the article argues that the current system is inadequate to deal with many mental health injuries and that patient plaintiffs should have the option of pursuing malpractice claims in a private, less threatening forum.
Smith, Steven R., "Mental Health Malpractice in the 1990s" (1991). Faculty Scholarship. 118.