An eating disorder of any kind is a mental health disorder. As such, an individual who is suffering from this kind of disorder and is refusing to accept help, we have the ability to get the courts to help intervene. It is our duty to provide legal recourse to facilitate legal proceedings to get an individual the help they need.
What Are Eating Disorders?
Eating disorders can occur across gender, age, and socioeconomic spectrums. People may develop an eating disorder because they do not have an established relationship with food itself. An eating disorder may also originate from a negative perception of the body and devalues food as a result.
An individual with an eating disorder affects their relationship with food, their body and unknowingly impacts their loved ones. These eating disorders include:
- Anorexia nervosa -severe weight loss due to a limited food intake
- Bulimia nervosa -individual will attempt to balance lack of food with binging periods
- Binge eating -consuming foods without self-discipline
- Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) -restricting food altogether that affects the general health of the individual
-may occur from childhood to adulthood
What is Legal Recourse?
Legal recourse is an action that an individual or company can take in order to resolve a civil obstacle with legal proceedings. The proceedings may take many forms including arbitration and lawsuits. Typically, the end goal of legal recourse is to set court-imposed limits on a party or both parties to alleviate the issue at hand.
What Are My Options?
If you know someone who has an eating disorder, we help facilitate the legal process. Eating disorders are a serious mental health disorder and will be treated in the courts as such. With our extensive legal services, you can establish a court order for the said individual.
As a result, this order is written by the judge and the said individual must abide by strict regulations laid out in the document. This information can vary depending on the nature of the eating disorder and the level of endangerment the individual poses on their own life and others.
Do You Know Someone Who Needs Legal Recourse for Eating Disorders?
At Drug and Alcohol Attorneys, we facilitate complex legal recourse, so you don’t have to. Our experienced legal professionals are keen on providing appropriate legal action for individuals with eating disorders. For more information about eating disorders and legal options, contact us today!