The last place one would expect to have narcotics for pain over prescribed would be in a pain clinic. Unfortunately, that is what happened in this egregious medical malpractice case. It was such a bad situation, that when the medical records of the clinic were subsequently checked prior to trial, it was discovered that other patients had experienced problems with this same clinic; problems that included addiction to medications and overdosing.
Four patients of the clinic that managed to survive their deadly drug regime chose to file a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit against the clinic for over prescribing narcotics to clinic patents and causing addiction, withdrawal and two deaths.
The facts of the claim indicated the nurse practitioners went way overboard in prescribing narcotics and completely ignored the warning signs that two patients were demonstrating; two patients who ultimately died. The other two patients who sought compensation suffered severe addiction and devastating withdrawal symptoms. Evidently, there were also another six overdose deaths in 2007 and 2008.
As a result of a subsequent investigation by the USDEA, staff at the clinic were ordered to forfeit their licenses to prescribe narcotics for two years. The burning question of the day is what will happen to the licenses after the two year period is up? Not many people in Suffolk and Westchester counties would want the three individuals involved in this case to have access to narcotics again after this fiasco.
Medical malpractice comes in many forms and sometimes patients don’t realize what has happened to them.
If you suspect you are the victim of medical malpractice, take your case to a New York Medical Malpractice Attorney. For fair compensation for your injuries, you need to have experienced legal counsel on your side. Med mal lawsuits are complex and having a competent New York Medical Malpractice Attorney on your side will ensure you get a fair deal.