I'm a 20 year chronic pain patient I was told suboxone was approved now for chronic pain I am having rare side effects soars all over body and face that is now scarred my face intense vertigo intence sweating my Dr is out of office for a month a saw 4 other drs to put me back on my reg med I gave it a try and thus iscwhars going on I even spoke to a supervisor of the drs only the Dr that prescribed it can switch you back I se her finnaly on next wendsday the only day she is in no other Dr would help me I can't even drive my car
If you are having ,as you've noted, "rare side effects" to suboxone, your doctor is likely not negligent. If anything, you may have a products liability case, but to be sure, consult local counsel for further clarity.
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Malpractice is care and treatment that falls below the standard of care and causes injury. From what it appears you are saying, you were placed on a drug that you believe is causing serious side effects. Other doctors in the same practice will not change the prescription to your old medicine. I suggest you see other doctors and explain your problems. Apparently this drug though causing side effects is controlling your pain otherwise I assume you would simply stop taking it since it is causing side effects?? I assume it is possible that if the damage caused by the side effects can be attributed to your use AFTER you told the doctors about the side effects that could be the basis of a claim. Probably, unlikely. There is only one way to be sure. Again, medical malpractice is care and treatment that falls below the standard of care and causes injury. The standard of care is basically the level at which the average, prudent provider in a given community would practice. It is how similarly qualified practitioners would have managed the patient's care under the same or similar circumstances. Injury typically must be severe or permanent in order for the claim to be economically feasible to pursue even if there is malpractice. These cases are very expensive and risky to pursue. Unless it appears there would be a meaningful economic recovery to the patient the cases are cost prohibitive to pursue. In order to find out if you were the victim of negligence, you need to retain a lawyer willing to investigate the claim. The lawyer will gather your medical records and have them reviewed by a medical expert who will be asked to offer an opinion as to whether 1. the care and treatment you received fell below the applicable standard of care and 2. caused an injury. There is no claim to pursue unless and until such an opinion is secured.
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Its very difficult to figure out if there is a claim here based on this quick summary of the facts. A lawyer would have to review your records to make that determination.
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