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:

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.

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Last Modified: 10-27-2015 11:29 AM PDT

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