I have a mentally ill daughter who lives in 24hr care. Recently she struck a caregiver who wasn't very nice to her and

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Customer: I have a mentally ill daughter who lives in 24hr care. Recently she struck a caregiver who wasn't very nice to her and subsequently complained to the police. Today she was confronted by a nice policeman who delivered her a summons to appear in court on this Thursday morning at 8.00am.
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: My questions are-
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: Who are the care providers responsible for the patients or the unqualified staff
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: employed to care for the patients
Answered by Chris The Lawyer in 3 hours 2 years ago
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This should be something a mental health inspector could help her with. But for court she should start by asking for the duty lawyer and explaining her present care situation. You could go to the court with her to help. Given her mental health issues I doubt that much will happen and she may even have a defence based on her capacity to understand her situation
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Hi Chris, Thank you for your rapid response, it prompted me into action. I confronted the caregivers who are now going to defend our daughter in the preliminary hearing which has been deferred until the 20th August. They have also removed her from the volatile situation and she is much happier now in her new surroundings.So thank you again.Kind regardsTony Hartman
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