Doctor Liability For Prescribing Experimental Drugs

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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:

What Actions Must A Doctor Take Before Prescribing An Experimental Drug To His Patient?

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

What Are The Bases For Malpractice Claims That May 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 I Feel That My Doctor Has Committed Malpractice By Prescribing An Experimental Drug For Me?

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.

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Last Modified: 05-30-2014 10:00 AM PDT

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