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Woman may never see her 400,000 medical malpractice award

An Australian woman was awarded over $400,000 after she became addicted to drugs after being prescription a very high dose of the wrong medication by her doctor. However, the doctor has Alzheimer’s and no medical insurance or money and the woman will thus be unlikely to receive any of the money. The woman first saw the doctor with complaints of exhaustion and was diagnosed with herpes and the Epstein-Barr virus. The doctor prescribed 5 medications for her including Kalma an addictive tranquilliser. After 2 years on the medications she attempted withdrawal from the drugs and suffered chest pains, fainting, nausea, unsteadiness and tearfulness. It took nearly a year for her to fully withdraw from the Kalma. The woman still suffers from sensitivity to light, sound, sleeping difficulty, social withdrawal and emotional fragility. The 74 year old doctor was deemed to be professionally negligent and has been banned from practicing in Queensland. She has also been cited for professional misconduct in the way she mistreated and misdiagnosed 23 patients since 1996. The doctor was narrow minded in her view that all illnesses were chronic viruses that should be treated with rest, vitamin C, antihistamines and sedatives.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Courier Mail

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About: Woman may never see her 400,000 medical malpractice award

Date: 13 May 2005

Source: The Courier Mail

Author: Leanne Edmistone


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