I am so sorry for your loss. It may be possible that the care and treatment your son received, or didn't receive contributed to his death. The only way to know for sure is to consult with a local attorney who can evaluate the case, which would include a review of your son's medical history and medical records. You can find someone in your area by searching among the attorney profiles here on AVVO. Good luck!
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I'm extremely sorry to hear about your son. I assume that you are having an autopsy done, or you had it done. You are asking whether this is medical malpractice. The only way to determine malpractice is to have a medical malpractice lawyer order your medical records and have an expert review them to ascertain whether or not there was a breach of the standard of care. You may search Avvo for a medical malpractice lawyer in your city to obtain representation.
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I am very sorry to hear this. In Missouri, generally, a doctor can be held responsible for his or her negligence, which is commonly referred to as medical malpractice. And more specifically, a doctor can be held responsible for his or her negligence in the prescription of drugs. As with most cases, the details of your son’s death will determine whether your son’s doctor can be held accountable. It is best that you consult with a local attorney trained in handling medical malpractice cases. Please know that in general, in Missouri there is a two year statute of limitations on medical malpractice cases. However, when death results from the medical malpractice, there is a three year statute of limitations. So the sooner you consult with an experienced attorney the better.
I am sorry for your the loss of your son. There are various factors to consider. If the doctor prescribed medications that had contradictions with other medications, then the doctor may be liable. The doctor may also be liable for prescribing medication not appropriate given you son's mental state. There are many variables and his records would need to be thoroughly reviewed by an expert.
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