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Old 01-13-2020, 09:58 AM   #1
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Default Can I sue for my 19 year old child?

Can I sue for my 19 year old child or must she sue in her own name?
She doesn't want to file but I am dealing with all the consequences and her sickness and vomitings.
She took a blood pressure prescription drug for 4 weeks, that was not supposed to be for her, after the doctor and/or pharmacy messed up.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:52 AM   #2
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I believe that Mississippi is the only state where the age of majority is 21. If you are in any other state, she is an adult and must sue on her own.
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She doesn't want to file but I am dealing with all the consequences and her sickness and vomitings.
Maybe she is smarter than the average sue-happy American and realizes that the illness is temporary with no permanent issues and is not worth suing for.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:58 PM   #3
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What exactly are you asking for in damages? The cost of cleaning up after her when she became ill? Or do you have another physician who has provided you with objective data showing that her taking these pills has caused her permanent or serious temporary physical harm?
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:52 AM   #4
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If your doctor prescribes you the wrong medication and it ends up causing you harm, you could have a valid claim for medical malpractice. A doctor is only liable if he or she is the one who actually made the mistake - not someone else, such as the pharmacist or the drug manufacturing company. And, like any medical malpractice action, in order for the lawsuit to be viable, you will have to prove that the doctor’s actions actually amounted to medical negligence. Since your child is over the age of majority, she personally must pursue any legal action, unless she gives you permission through a power of attorney or other legal means.
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