Yonkers, NY asked in Health Care Law for New York

Q: Can I sue if the hospital gave me medication that’s clearly on my records that I’m allergic to?

I’m allergic to oxycodone or Oxycodeine get severe headaches I had a headache for two days when I was discharged they told me that they were going to prescribe that to me and I said I’m allergic she said but they’ve been giving to you all this time and I said no wonder I’ve had a migraine for two days and I’ve been telling them and they were like oh you still have a headache you still have a headache let me give you some Tylenol

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: It's possible you could - a more thorough answer could involve review of your records with a medical professional. But from the standpoint of damages, if they were limited to headaches of a non-permanent nature, some law firms might not be able to contemplate such a case on a contingency basis due to the expense of litigating a med mal case. You could reach out to law firms - that would offer you the most meaningful answer. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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