Q: I had terrible complications after plastic surgery because of drug interaction.
Doctor was aware that I was taking the meds. Can I sue?
A: A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a month. I'm sorry for your ordeal. It would be difficult for any attorney to offer meaningful guidance here though, regardless of where they practice, based on the brief description. And even with additional information such as the drug taken, the interaction, permanency of damages, etc., those are things that attorneys are not qualified to render opinions on. An attorney would need to review your records with a medical professional to make a meaningful evaluation of your legal rights. As a starting point, you could reach out to med mal attorneys to discuss. Most law firms offer free initial consults on med mal cases, and these days, many are accommodating the COVID situation by offering videoconferencing. You could reach out to law firms, and if they felt you might have the basis for a case, they could request your medical file for review. Good luck
A: If the doctor made a mistake in prescribing the drug, you would have a viable lawsuit. The question in all of these cases is what is the scope of the injury? It is hard to find a medical malpractice lawyer unless the damages are significant because of how time consuming these cases are to prepare and take to trial.
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