Was diagnosed with WPW 29 year old athletic male. Electrophysiologist preformed a catheter ablation in January while I was taking Suboxone. I was in extreme pain for the 5 hour procedure and they kept giving me more morphine etc. nothing would work obviously because I take suboxone. Doctor knew I was on it, hospital knew as well, do I have grounds to take legal action for pain and suffering? Ablation did not hold and I was basically tourtured for 5 hours and the 24 stay. Thank you
Suboxone is a combination of an opioid (buprenorphine) and an opioid blocker (naloxone). The naloxone can diminish the analgesic effects of morphine. However, the pain and suffering that you endured for the 5 hours and less severely for the 24 hours may not be able to justify the expense and risk of a medical malpractice claim. Speak with local counsel for further clarity.
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Unless you have additional damages or if it caused any sort of permanent damage it is unlikely that any settlement would outweigh the costs.
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