My mom was 86. Back in 2010 she was prescribed 10mg of amitriptyline for arthritis pain. In 2011 the refilled same drug at 100mg. The following morning after she took her pain pill, my mom was over intoxicated from the med. Since then, her health went down entirely, which caused her to move out here with me in Modesto. A lot of other medical complications followed since that incident. She was admitted to the hospital after having chest pains and lots of fluid in her body. They had her in ICU for a week. The day before she was sent down to the hospital floor, she was over medicated with Morphine drip by IV for constipation cramps and her heart stopped. They revived her but then placed her on life support, shortly after she passed away. How is that possible, she was fine?
July 29th, 2013 by Patrick Hogan
Based on your account, there could possibly be a case of wrongful death. However, it is not easy to prove that her death was caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another. If it is grounded on possible medical negligence or product liability, it needs to be proven that your mother’s demise could have been prevented if not for the neglect or fault of another.
Work with an expert personal injury lawyer who could study your case and guide you on what needs to be done. Keep all possible evidence such as your mother’s medical records, prescriptions, etc. and bring those to your meeting with your attorney.