Originally Posted by odoreater
I'm a defense attorney and I find the above post to be quite specious.
Physicians can be quite full of themselves - if they explained it to the patient in the 5 seconds they spend with the patient and gave them the package insert, the patient must have understood.
Oh, and one more thing, it would probably be legal malpractice for the attorney not to name the physician in the circumstances you described.
I guess its not enough to have the doctor explain to the patient about risks, then the pharmacist, then have them sign waivers about procedures, then have the drug come with more literature and have my nurse spend half her time explaining more to patients.
It seems the attorneys care more about the patients health than doctors.....
PS. The one more thing comment above... does that mean the original prescribing doctor should have sued correctly and not me? How does legal Malpractice apply there?
PSS. The fun part about all this is my Father, Paternal Grandfather and 6 cousins are lawyers! My Maternal Grandfather and 4 cousins, wife and myself are doctors. Makes for interesting family meetings.