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Old 05-21-2017, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default My sister was prescribed a drug that is NOT used during pregnancy.

My sister was prescribed a drug that is NOT to be used during pregnancy.
The doctor knew she was pregnant.
Now ultrasounds show there may be birth defects, so is that a case of medial malpractice?
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Old 05-21-2017, 10:02 PM   #2
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I wish to inform you that your sister may serve a notice on the doctor and the hospital. If the matter is not resolved then a lawsuit for medical malpractice may be filed. Your sister will need an expert witness. All the evidence supporting your sister's view point may be submitted in the Court. The Court will consider all the evidence and decide the matter. Your sister may contact an attorney and seek guidance.

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Old 05-22-2017, 01:39 AM   #3
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Default Re: My sister was prescribed a drug that is NOT used during pregnancy.

Being prescribed medication that is contr-indicated is not in itself malpractice. Your sister should have questioned the doctor about it. if the reported side effects for someone taking it while pregnant are in line with the defects, she might have a case. She should see a med mal attorney locally.
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Default Re: My sister was prescribed a drug that is NOT used during pregnancy.

If that medicine was prescribed as a life saver in a critical situation it will not amount to be a medical malpractice. So it is good to analyze the situation and consult a lawyer with all relevant documents before filing a medical malpractice case.
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Default Re: My sister was prescribed a drug that is NOT used during pregnancy.

A lot of this would depend on the facts?

Why did the doctor prescribe it? And why did she take it?

The doctor's own systems and the bottles themselves easily warn that certain drugs are not for pregnant women?
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Default Re: My sister was prescribed a drug that is NOT used during pregnancy.

I guess this is surely a medical malpractice case. If not then why the doctor would give her the drug that is not used during pregnancy. Did'nt she knew that it could harm the baby?
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Default Re: My sister was prescribed a drug that is NOT used during pregnancy.

You all should meet with a medical malpractice attorney, there certainly seems to be some issue here, but a medical malpractice attorney can review all the facts and give you an analysis about whether you have a case or not.
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Default Re: My sister was prescribed a drug that is NOT used during pregnancy.

Again, using a drug not normally used can sometimes be justified. the devil is in the details.
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My sister was prescribed a drug that is NOT to be used during pregnancy.
The doctor knew she was pregnant.
Now ultrasounds show there may be birth defects, so is that a case of medial malpractice?
It seems like there must have been some reason?
That seems to easily avoidable it was really that simple??
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:56 PM   #10
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Default Re: My sister was prescribed a drug that is NOT used during pregnancy.

As with most things in law, it depends. Factors discussed by other members are pertinent, such as the risk vs benefit. It may also be relevant to know whether such risks were discussed with your sister beforehand. Ensure your sister does receive proper medical diagnosis and treatment for her and baby and contact a personal injury lawyer licensed in your state to see if you may have a case.

I hope everything turns out well for your family, your sister, and her baby. Hopefully, your sister has a healthy baby but definitely make sure she stays on top of her medical treatment and diagnosis for the sake of your sister and her baby's health. As mentioned, if needed, contact a medical malpractice / personal injury lawyer in your state if there does appear to be a problem with your sister's baby. Good luck! Hopefully everything turns out fine.
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