Hello, about 2 years ago I came down with a severe case of food poisoning, I was rushed to the Er and Given Compazine... I asked if there were side effects they said no, I developed Akathesia from Compazine and Nearly died a 2nd time, Eventually I was given Ativan to counteract the Akathesia, I asked again was this medication dangerous they said no... I have suffered through 2 years of absolute hell because of this terrible drug... The Seattle Medical community is completely incompetent and is totally ignorant about Benzos... I have proof that they handled the situation wrong, and proof that the Drugs are incredibly dangerous but no law group seems to take me seriously as if I am some kind of Drug addict... Its like I am screaming for help but no one will listen... What should I do? Thanks
Employment / Labor Attorney
Keep talking to attorneys . . . there is one out
there who'll help. Med Mal lawsuits are quite
expensive . . . so just keep looking. Have you
filed a complaint with your state? Tell your
story to the news (tv, radio, newspapers,
underground publications, etc.). MAKE
NOISE. It looks like you would have a
FEDERAL LAWSUIT against the Drug
Company, Doctors, and Hospital involved.
Suing the drug companies is not easy.
Hang in there . . .Good Luck!
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Ethics / Professional Responsibility Lawyer
Benzodiazipines are very widely prescribed and generally very safe drugs. Compazine and Ativan have been approved by the FDA and have been used for decades. With any drug, there is a small fraction of the population that is ultra sensitive and prone to serious side effects. You are one of those people, unfortunately, when it comes to this class of drugs. If an FDA approved drug is used for its intended purpose and within recommendations and causes a side effect, there is little if any chance of the victim recovering damages. I am sure this seems very unfair to you, but that's how the system is set up. Unless it can be shown that the approval for the drugs was obtained fraudulently, or the doctor misused the drug, the patient can't recover damages.
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