Millington, TN asked in Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury for Tennessee

Q: is there any liability for a doctor who does not prescribe pain med timely for a patient after several year of doing so?

my Family doctor started me on pain med several years ago after being diagnosed with an incurable disease, and i have been using this med as prescribed since it was first prescribe for me. there has been several times over the past years when he has been as much as 2-5 days late prescribing the med without any given reason, even though i have followed his instructions for getting refills in a timely manner.

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

A: A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Based on your brief description, it appears that the measure of damages would essentially be a pattern of several delays in receiving pain relief meds after long-term use of the medication. Although your suffering is understandable, some law firms might be reluctant to consider a lawsuit based on that alone - but every attorney could see things differently. You could reach out to attorneys to discuss. Most firms offer free initial consults on such cases. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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