on june 27 i had a sever anaphytactic reaction, at the time i did not know what was happening , could not breath was getting very bad we called the ambulance the barely made to my house they did everthing possible to keep to alive. i am allergic to sulfathat same da i went to see my doctor because my blood presure was a little highhe decided to add to my water pills already taking for years . he added 1/2 hydrochlorothiazide half an hour latter it all started my doctor was well aware that i was allergic and also the pharmacy. what can i do i was in the hospital till the june 29 i was saved by miracle. can i sue the doctor and pharmacy
i have done nothing i have not even contacted the doctor no pharmacy i am waiting to see what i can do i need a doctor urget but i do not feel i could go back to him
Hello:You should seek some medical attention promptly for your own well being certainly and need not go back to that same doctor. If you are considering suing you also want to be seen by a different doctor as soon as possible so that any problems you are having from the adverse drug reaction can be noted, and a record made that can be used in court.You should speak fairly soon in person to a lawyer that is experienced in civil litigation, ideally in medical malpractice claims. You can contact the law Society in the province that you reside in, as many of these operate a free lawyer referral service. You will be given names of lawyers experienced in the area you choose, and will be entitled to a 30 minute consultation for no charge or minimal charge.You can sue the doctor or pharmacy or both. You would need to prove that their actions were negligent and that they did not meet the standard required of a reasonably competent professional. If you sue, the defence counsel in a lawsuit will argue that prescribing medication accurately is often very difficult, and even a doctor that is taking all proper care and attention can get a matter wrong. Proving that the doctor made the wrong decision is not enough for you to succeed in a lawsuit. You will need to prove that the decision was made negligently, and that it did not meet the standard of care that is expected from a reasonably competent physician. Or that the procedure followed by the doctor or pharmacist to try and catch known adverse drug reactions was faulty or not performed or not followed in a manner meeting standard expected, and that this is connected to your current problems.Usually the only way to prove what standard of care is expected from a doctor and to connect current medical problems to prior medical decisions is to have other doctors or expert medical witnesses give testimony. It can be expensive to hire these necessary medical experts or witnesses. You will also need other doctors to examine you and give reports as to what damage eventually is caused, and tie that to the medication prescribed. It is not enough for you to simply testify. You will need medical evidence. This will be further cost. Generally, the doctor's insuring organizations in Canada have been very aggressive with lawsuits, and are very reluctant to settle matters out of fear that this will lead to a flood of other claims, and they generally push matters to court. Suing a doctor is therefore usually quite a time consuming and often expensive process. You will want to talk about these issues and the cost with any lawyer that you are considering hiring for the lawsuit. You need to discuss up front exactly how these expenses and others and the lawyers fees will be paid. Some lawyers will agree to pay these initially, to be reimbursed from any settlement or judgment you eventually receive. Others may expect you to pay these as the lawsuit progresses. You will need to discuss with the lawyer what judgment he or she expects that you might receive. But this may be very difficult to comment upon until your exact condition and the eventual outcome is known. The lawyer may want to wait some time to sue, but will need to so within a certain deadline (which varies from province to province) or the claim will be outside the limitation period.
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