Spokane, WA asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Washington

Q: Please let me know if I have a case based on the proof of my pre-existing conditions.

Prescription of __ Bowel Prep Despite Contraindications

On March 31, 2023, I was prescribed a __ bowel prep liquid despite my pre-existing conditions, including suspected ileus and gastrointestinal issues. These conditions should have contraindicated its use. This decision raises serious concerns about the standard of care I received.

__ Bowel Prep Warnings and Precautions

Given the specific warnings associated with the __ bowel prep, I believe the medication was contraindicated given my medical history.

The Incident and Resulting Injuries

After taking the bowel prep liquid, I experienced severe dehydration and dizziness which caused me to faint and fall, leading to multiple serious injuries:

March 31, 2023, resulting in multiple facial fractures (including a Right Le Fort III and nasal fracture), jaw dislocation, subdural hematoma (SHD), subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and a small right pneumothorax. 3/31/23 I underwent closed reduction surgery

2 Lawyer Answers
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: You have a potential case.

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 the injuries as well as strength of causation may affect the viability of your case.

Consult with experienced malpractice attorneys in the state where this occurred.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: More information is needed about the prep, its warnings, your pre-existing conditions, and other factors. If you want a meaningful answer to your question, one option is to arrange a free initial consultation with an attorney to review the file in closer detail. Good luck

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