He gave me a medication that did not mix with another after he new everything about what I was taking and how much and how long. He wrote a script and said it was fine but it was not fine at all!! Almost passed on to the next life.
if I were you I would consult with a lawyer about this yes he is at fault even more so since he knew of the meds you were currently taking. please contact a lawyer that does personal injury and medical negligence consult one that doesn't ask for a retainer fee please keep me posted on how everything is going for you. im glad you made it through
OK, now I get your screen name (almost kicked bucket). It takes me a few minutes, but I usually catch on! hehe
Didn't the pharmacist question the med your doc gave you? I would think that the pharmacy would refuse to fill it if you use the same pharmacy for all of your Rx's. Of course, if they didn't know all of your meds, this is a moot point. I agree that you should at least consult a medical malpractice attorney. They are VERY expensive, but take cases on contingency, meaning you pay nothing if they don't win your case. If they win --- after attorneys fees and taxes, don't expect more than half of the monetary award. Also, these cases can take years and years to even go to court. I've been there. My attorney advised me to accept a settlement because it could be tied up in legal mumbo jumbo for 10 years. I might not live to see the case go to court. Before you decide to see an attorney, be sure you get all relevant medical records, because once you see an attorney, records have a way of disappearing and being altered. Just sharing my experience with you. I'm glad you pulled through and are still with us!
I agree with Kathy. The thing is that though you had this disastrous event, the actual cause will be difficult to prove. And having been involved in a trial prosecuting a physician, it drains you terribly. Maybe a settlement, should there be one, can spare a lot of grief. Is it justice? As long as you don't sign a no disclosure, it goes into the doctors record. If you want to do this, search for an attorney who specializes in cases like this and who will accept payment from the settlement. You could go broke otherwise. Search your doctor and see if there are any sanctions or disciplines against him. If not, it was a mistake. I wish you luck in your decision. Hope you remain well. Karen
Your dr should have known better, your pharmacist (providing you use the same one) should have seen it and questioned it. You should have read all the literature. Taking the right med is a team effort, with the 3 of you. However, your dr should have known better, and prescribed something else.
You need to be going to the SAME pharmacy each time you fill a prescription so that the Pharmacist can see if you will have interactions with other meds. If you fill them here and there they would not know if there would be a problem. Try to stay with the same pharmacy to avoid this. The other hand pharmacist do make mistakes too, you should always ask if the new med interacts with the other ones. Sometimes they just think you have had it before. I always ask and have had them tell me it would interact with what I was on so I think to ask is the best to avoid what happened to you.
Glad you are ok
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