Legal Junkies Forums

#1 Community for Legal Questions and Answers

 
Go Back   Legal Junkies Forums > HEALTHCARE LAW and MALPRACTICE > Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices

Register FAQ Tags Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Layout

Notices


Reply

 

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-24-2017, 06:49 AM   #1
BEENBALL
Junior Member
Country:  
BEENBALL's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 1
Default Sue the doctor over pain meds?

I am addicted to the pain killers I was prescribed and it seems they were never really truly needed.
Can I sue the doctor or make him pay for a rehab clinic or something to get me off these things now.
BEENBALL is offline   Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 07-24-2017, 10:43 AM   #2
Lexus
Top Level Member
 
Lexus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 8,182
Default Re: Sue the doctor over pain meds?

If the pain killers were prescribed to you as medicine and you consumed it as per the prescription, you could not sue the doctor for getting you addicted to that particular medicine.
Lexus is offline   Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 07-25-2017, 12:23 AM   #3
AFFA
Top Level Member
 
AFFA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 22,860
Default Re: Sue the doctor over pain meds?

I wish to inform you that you may file a petition for medical malpractice. You will need expert testimony. You will also need to ascertain that you are within the period of statute of limitations. You may submit all evidence in the court which supports your view point. The Court will consider all the facts and decide the matter. You may contact an attorney and seek guidance.

AFF
AFFA is offline   Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 07-25-2017, 06:04 AM   #4
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Sue the doctor over pain meds?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BEENBALL View Post
I am addicted to the pain killers I was prescribed and it seems they were never really truly needed.
Can I sue the doctor or make him pay for a rehab clinic or something to get me off these things now.
You would also have to prove that he was negligent and doing things outside the scope of normal medical practice. Not easy to do. And you should not have contributed to the issue in any way that was not truthful or correct, if you did. Those are all things to think about as well.

BUT for heavens sake do seek treatment or professional help, and get off those things.
  Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 09-17-2017, 01:00 PM   #5
Lester M
Junior Member
Country:  
Lester M's Flag is: UK
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 2
Default Re: Sue the doctor over pain meds?

I am always a little shocked by how often people want to blame the doctor for every issue they have in their lives. It's not the doctor that makes the person an alcoholic or a drug abuser.
Lester M is offline   Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 03-20-2018, 10:16 AM   #6
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Sue the doctor over pain meds?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BEENBALL View Post
I am addicted to the pain killers I was prescribed and it seems they were never really truly needed.
Can I sue the doctor or make him pay for a rehab clinic or something to get me off these things now.

Shouldn't it be getting easier to sue now with all the publicity and news on this issue?

It seems to show the doctors got out of control.
  Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 03-21-2018, 12:18 AM   #7
olive
Top Level Member
 
olive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,106
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Shouldn't it be getting easier to sue now with all the publicity and news on this issue?

It seems to show the doctors got out of control.
Well you still have the degree of personal responsibility, and a lawsuit is expensive to pursue unless the lawyer will do it on contingency.
olive is offline   Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 04-01-2018, 05:40 AM   #8
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Sue the doctor over pain meds?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BEENBALL View Post
I am addicted to the pain killers I was prescribed and it seems they were never really truly needed.
Can I sue the doctor or make him pay for a rehab clinic or something to get me off these things now.
The doctor seemed to think you DID need them and you presumably agreed at the time?

I am not sure you have an absolutely perfect case to sue. Just my opinion.
  Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 04-07-2018, 02:57 PM   #9
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Sue the doctor over pain meds?

I am surprised any pain management doctor would stay in business these days with all the criticism doctors face no matter what they do. First they prescribe too much, and now too little.
  Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Reply

Bookmarks

This thread has 8 replies and has been viewed 541 times


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is it possible to sue my pain management doctor Unregistered Other Healthcare Law Issues 54 08-01-2017 02:21 AM
Pain doctor accused of overprescribing opioids pleads guilty FBI News Feed FBI and USA.gov Updates 0 03-15-2017 07:12 PM
Hold doctor liable for pain pill addiction and rehab costs? Adilla Medical Malpractice 4 10-03-2016 03:40 PM
Doctor (Canada) refusing to prescribe Narcotics to treat horrid Chronic Pain 2001Kid Other Healthcare Law Issues 4 10-14-2012 08:43 PM
Wife became addicted to pain pills: Can I still sue the doctor? Unregistered Miscellaneous Topics 2 09-14-2008 11:08 PM




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:35 AM.


Use of the Forums is subject to our Disclaimer. Copyright 2009-2018 by LegalJunkies.com