Q: can I sue a hospital for my daughter getting tourettes due to medication?
my daughter (15) got put on anti psychotics for sever anxiety and the doctors didn't tell us about a side effect that causes a tic disorder. the disorder commonly related to the medication she was put on only appears in elders who's gone through menopause and such things. we are thinking she already had the gene for tourettes syndrome and it made the condition surface. we would like to sue the hospital because it it causing her depression and anxiety to worsen along with physical harm to to herself and others around and over all it has been very unpleasant
A: An Alaska attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your daughter's ordeal. This has the makings of a complex and difficult case, likely offering different avenues from which to assert OR defend the correlations you offer.
As a starting point, you should consider reaching out to med mal law firms in Alaska. Most firms in this field offer free initial consults. It appears that you have done considerable research on the subject yourselves, and that the attorney with whom you consult might benefit from the ground you already covered. If an attorney felt there could be a basis for a strong case, they could request the patient file and review with a medical/pharmacological professional. I wish your daughter the best. Good luck
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