Can I sue the VA hospital over this?
My husband is 100 % paranoid schizophrenia. I had taken him to the VA hospital The doctor changed medicene then discharged him meds werent working brought him back in through er they addmitted him same doctor adjusted his meds discharged again meds still not working this time sheriff brings him in same doctor again adjust meds and calls adult protection service on me saying im abusing my husband by bring him into hospital for mental health reasons? 3 years ago he was also a crack addict on top of illness and i wouldnt let him have keys to house or code to alarm system cause of that so she included that in report. can i go after this doctor? Im afraid now to take my husband to the VA especially if his meds dont work
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Most psychotropic drugs take weeks to months to show beneficial effects. You didn't say how long the trial on each drug was before you concluded the drugs didn't work, but I infer you didn't give them much time. Fighting with the prescribing doctor is a losing battle, You may have an intractible problem without a good solution, for which I am sorry, But the law is not going to help you in these circumstances. If you don't like the services at the VA hospital, the only remedy is to go elsewhere. If you are trapped by financial circumstances, again, sorry, but the law does not provide a remedy for that,.
Advice given on Avvo is general in nature, and does not constitute an attorney/client relations. Mark R. Bower is a malpractice attorney with 50+ years' experience, a former Court TV Commentator, and is the past Co-Chair of the Medical Negligence Info. Exchange Group of the American Association for Justice, and Board-Certified in Medical Professional Liability by the Amer. Bd. of Prof. Liability Attorneys.
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