Dallas, TX asked in Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Texas

Q: Can I bring legal action against a doctor that has not responded to seven requests for a prescription refill?

When I contacted the office her assistant told me the doctor has told her to "ignore" all requests for a refill from pharmacies. I have sent two texts and called twice. I am out of my meds at this point, all for hard to treat depression. I have been trying to get refills for two weeks.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: This is a question best handled by a Texas attorney, but you await a response for four weeks. I'm sorry for your difficult situation. If the doctor is refusing to refill based on a medical reasoning in support of your best interests, that could provide them with justification. If they do not have a legitimate reason, you could be better off not wasting time considering legal action, but instead, mitigating damages and avoiding further pain by seeking another doctor. But that is your decision, and you could contact a Texas attorney to discuss the situation in confidence with them if they would offer a free initial consult. Another factor to consider might be whether the current health crisis had a role in the matter. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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