San Jose, CA asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California

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?

1 Lawyer Answer
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

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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