Q: My 18-yo son may have been hurt by a research study. Does the institution have any responsibility for his med care?
We are in California. As part of a study on treating youth with growth issues, my son was given meds typically used by breast cancer patients. He was on the meds for approx 2 years. 2 years later he developed Spondyloarthritis and faces a lifetime of issues with his hips and back. We have reason to believe there is a link - but it is still highly speculative. If there is a link between the treatment and his condition, what typically is the responsibility for the research institution?
A: much more info needed.
With law you have to prove your allegations. When you have proof, even then a judge or jury may not agree or there might be a statute of limitations issue.
There is also the issue of what agreement you signed since it was experimental.
this is not the type of matter i would handle.
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