Cloquet, MN asked in Medical Malpractice and Products Liability for Iowa

Q: Is it medical negligence if a doctor put me on a ssri medications that resulted in low blood pressure, permanent vision?

I had previous fainting spells with an ssri and it was discontinued, then a year later when I was pregnant I was put on another ssri which caused low blood pressure which resulted in my eye basically having a stroke from lack of blood oxygen. This caused drusen which destroyed a lot of optic nerve head fibers that cannot be replaced or removed. It also caused heart rhythm problems which are unknown to be permanent. My doctor agreed after two years of keeping me on the medication that it was most likely the cause of all the problems and discontinued the medication. He told me it was my cardiologists responsibility to catch the problem.

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

A: An Iowa attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. To answer your question, an attorney would need to evaluate your condition in greater detail, which would likely involve retrieval of your medical records and consulting with a medical professional with expertise in ophthalmology. You could reach out to med mal attorneys, most of whom offer free initial consults. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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