Doctor Liability For Prescribing Experimental Drugs

Locate a Local Personal Injury Lawyer

Most Common Personal Injury Law Issues:

Why Would a Doctor Prescribe An Drug That Is Experimental?

Often, a doctor may be relatively uninformed about the nature of a drug that he administers to a patient. Reasons for this include:

When Can a Doctor Prescribe an Experimental Drug?

The various actions a doctor must perform in order to avoid medical malpractice liability for prescribing an experimental drug to his patient are:

What Malpractice Claims Arise from a Doctor Prescribing Experimental Drugs?

Prescribing a drug or medicine whose characteristics are not adequately known is evidence of negligence. The list below contains the bases for allegations of negligence (malpractice) on the part of a physician who prescribes a drug:

Do I Need an Attorney?

If you were injured from taking an experimental drug, you may be able to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to evaluate your case and determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit.  In addition, an attorney will help determine whether there are other parties that may be liable.

Consult a Lawyer - Present Your Case Now!
Last Modified: 07-28-2014 03:27 PM PDT

Find the Right Lawyer Now

Did you find this article informative?

Link to this page

Law Library Disclaimer

LegalMatch Logo for the Doctor Liability For Prescribing Experimental Drugs page,  prescribing experimental drug,medical malpractice claims,experimental drug,medical malpractice,doctor liability,malpractice claims,informed consent,prescribing drug,new drug