Q: The hospital gave me a medication 900 mg higher than my usual dosage which caused me to be admitted to a rehab facility.
I was prescribed gabapentin at 1200 mg a day while in the hospital and in the rehabilitation center. While in the hospital I went from being able to barely walk from sickle cell pain to not being able to walk without the assistance of a wheelchair or walker with extreme tremors! The hospital then transferred me to a rehab on 3/1 where I mad some progress but the tremors were still severe. After getting home I stopped the gabapentin and within 48 hrs I was able to walk unassisted and no more tremors. I have all video documentation from the rehab and all medical paperwork which shows how I was being administered this medication. Plus I have asthma which is a big no no with gabapentin. Is this considered medical malpractice? I have all videos from rehab as well as hospital and rehabilitation paperwork. My life has been a living hell since 2/28!
You have a potential medical malpractice case consult with experience, Medical Malpractice attorneys in your state
Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be needed to evaluate what the doctors did.
Due to the nature of medical malpractice cases, the extent of your injuries may effect the viability of your case.
A: A Texas attorney could advise best, since malpractice cases involve state-specific requirements. But your question was posted a week ago. But as a general matter nationwide, med mal cases usually require a medical opinion from a health care professional. Reach out to local firms to try to arrange a free initial consult. Good luck
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