Wocl Leydon, LLC
Contact us for a free consultation
203-333-3339 New Clients / Existing Clients

Trial begins in case involving allegations of medication-related negligence

It is very important for medical professionals to not commit negligence in relation to the prescribing of medications to patients. Medication-related negligence can be a very serious matter. Such negligence can sometimes even result in a patient's death.

Recently, a trial has begun in a medication negligence case. The case is from Wyoming.

The case involves a woman who reportedly was prescribed the medication Actiq by a doctor.

The woman's family claims that the doctor committed negligence in relation to the prescribing of the medication to the woman, including failing to properly take into account the woman's medical history.

According to the woman's family, the doctor's alleged negligence led to the woman's death. The woman died in June 2008. The woman reportedly died from a lethal combination of medications.

The woman's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit in connection to these allegations. The above-mentioned doctor, a medical group and a medical clinic are named as defendants in this case. The article on the Casper Star-Tribune's website which reported this story did not mention what specific relief the woman's family is seeking.

On Monday, a jury trial started in regards to this case. The trial reportedly is expected to go for eight days. One wonders what will ultimately happen in this trial.

As the allegations in this case underscore, medication-related negligence can be extremely harmful. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals make sure to act properly in relation to the prescribing of medications. One also hopes medical professionals are held accountable when they commit medication-related negligence and such negligence results in a patient suffering harm or dying.

Source: The Casper Star-Tribune, "Casper wrongful death suit heads to trial," Megan Cassidy, Jan. 30, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Wocl Leydon, LLC is a law firm experienced in handling wrongful death, medical malpractice, auto accidents, fall down claims, nursing home negligence and abuse, car crash and motor vehicle collision lawsuits. The personal injury trial lawyers handle cases throughout Fairfield County. If you have been seriously injured in Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, Bridgeport, or anywhere in Connecticut, please call one of our litigation attorneys at 203-333-3339, or email the firm to schedule a free consultation.

Email Us For a Response
Wocl Leydon, LLC

We maintain offices in the cities of Stamford and Bridgeport, and we represent clients throughout the state of Connecticut.

Bridgeport Office 1087 Broad Street 4th Floor Bridgeport, CT 06604 Phone: 203-517-0456 Phone: 203-333-3339 Map & Directions

Stamford Office 80 Fourth Street Stamford, CT 06905 Phone: 203-517-0456 Phone: 203-333-3339 Fax: 203-324-1407 Map & Directions

The sooner you arrange a free consultation with us, the sooner you will understand all of the options available to you. Contact us today to receive information and advice directly from our experienced attorneys.