Posted by mike lynch on December 7, 2007, at 12:06:44
In reply to Re: Permanent side effects from antidepressants » mike lynch, posted by yxibow on December 7, 2007, at 4:12:30
> > > But remember, you did take the medication >voluntarily, nobody forced it down your mouth. So >not only would it end up being purposeless, but >suing would just throw back in your face your >first doctor's malpractice insurance, I'm afraid >to say :(
> > If you are sold a car and a week after driving it you realize the break suddenly stops working (manufacture error) and you crash into a wall resulting in major injuries because of this mistake, the driver should be held accountable? After all they voluntarily drove the car, nobody certainly "forced them".
> > The doctors are responsible for administering a healthy dose of medication. If a doctor gives a patient an unhealthy dose, or the wrong medication that results in complications, they are responsible. The patients aren't the ones who are responsible for studying the medications and knowing what to take, the doctors are. The patient only knows what the doctor tells them.
> > The notion that a doctor isn't responsible for the prescriptions they give there patients isn't right, not even legally. If a doctors prescribes the wrong dose by negligence, or the drug they gave them injured their patient, someone, whether it be the doctor or the drug company should be held accountable.
> The drug companies have deeeep pockets....
> The doctor shouldn't be asleep at the wheel, that's not what I implied, I didn't vet what the doctor was doing at all. I'm just saying that if you could even locate the doctor again, what purpose does it do to sue? Do you have the monetary resources? Do you have the anguish to go through it all again psychologically? And finally at the end of it, suppose you're awarded $25 million, are you going to live in Club Mental Health Med? (that wasn't meant to be nasty) There's still a life to patch back together, mind and body. I don't know if thats anything money can buy.
It will result in a degree of accountability and justice. It's better then nothing. If a lawsuit is enacted, the companies have to admit the problems with these drugs, it will both help change policy and prevent other people from being so quick to turn to some of these drugs. It's not about the money, its getting the drug companies to admit that there drugs can cause these type of effects.