I was first Diagnosed with Sarcoidosis in 2006. This is is an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands. The Doctor who is a specialists in Pulmonary Critical Care. Basically a “ Lung Doctor” had me on Prednisone 5mg or so, for around 10 years. I had been told by a friend that this medication can cause Osteoporosis. I asked him about it and he told me that “ 5mg of Predisone was such a low dose that it would not cause Osteoporosis” I had a Dexa scan done anyway with my own money. I had Osteopenia and I stopped the Prednisone. I confronted him about him and he told me to see a Endocrinologist, witch I did, and he told me that the Prednisone that I was taking caused it and that was a high dose to take over 10 years. The Osteopenia progressed to Osteoporosis. I am doing my best to over come this . But do I have a chance of a malpratice Lawsuit against the Pulmonologist ?
See an attorney shortly as the time period in which you have to file a med-mal is very short.
Whether or not you have a case will be fact-driven, Many times in medicine it is necessary to suffer some actual or potential detriment, accept a risk, for the benefits sought. Good luck.
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