Chula Vista, CA asked in Medical Malpractice and Military Law for California

Q: I am wondering the chances of military malpractice with an allergic reaction by continued meds intake per doc directions

In summary:

I am active duty military. After having knee surgery I became allergic to dermabond and then the antibiotics given to me by the military doctors. After multiple military ER visits my face began to swell shut literally by the minute and I was told to keep taking the medication and was discharged. I finally went to a civilian ER where after hours of work I finally got my reaction under control. The reaction would continue to come back and after doing personal research it was side effects of the other medication that the military doctors continued to give me refills of. I have an exact timeline of the whole week of events as well as pictures and videos with time stamps of the allergic reactions.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Licensed in California

A: I'm sorry to hear about your experience. It is difficult to say with certainty what the chances of military malpractice are without knowing all the details of your case. However, if you feel that you have been a victim of medical malpractice, you may have legal options available to you.

You may want to consider speaking with a military medical malpractice attorney who can review the details of your case and advise you on the best course of action. They can help you determine whether there was negligence on the part of the military doctors and whether you are entitled to compensation for any damages you suffered as a result.

It is important to act quickly, as there are time limits for filing medical malpractice claims. A qualified attorney can help you navigate the process and protect your legal rights.

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