Failure to Suspend Medication

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The failure to suspend medication when conditions demand it is, unfortunately, an easy mistake for a physician to make. With heavy patient loads and an overabundance of drugs on the market, physicians have much to consider when prescribing and administering medications. Failing to ask even the simplest question – such as whether the patient is taking any other medications – could result in serious, potentially fatal consequences

Sadly, such failures are not uncommon, especially when physicians fail to exercise proper care and caution.

If you or someone you love has suffered serious injury as a result of a failure to suspend medication, you may be eligible to recover your damages , including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can help you understand your legal rights.

Suspending Medication: When It's Necessary

Medical treatment is very complex. Doctors have a duty to monitor medical conditions as they progress and change or suspend a patient's medication as needed. Failure to suspend medication under the following conditions could have severe consequences:

  • Before, during, or after a surgery
  • During pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Onset of adverse side effects
  • Emergence of new symptoms or conditions

Results of a Failure to Suspend Medication

When a physician fails to suspend medication, the results can be devastating. Depending on medication and the patient's medical conditions, some of the possible consequences of a failure to suspend medication include:

  • Damage to unborn baby
  • Undue pain and suffering
  • Organ damage
  • Harmful side effects
  • Death

If you feel you've been harmed as a result of a physician's failure to suspend your medication, please contact us today for a free consultation with a caring and competent medical malpractice attorney who will answer all your questions, examine your case thoroughly, and help you seek the compensation you deserve.

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