The Dangers of Overprescribing ADD/ADHD Medication
While not all medications intended to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are stimulant drugs, many are. These types of drugs can be extremely dangerous for a patient's health if they are overprescribed. Medical professionals have an obligation to avoid prescribing pharmaceutical treatments when they are unnecessary, excessively dangerous, or contradictory to an individual's medical condition and history.
If your son or daughter has suffered adverse health effects due to the overprescribing of ADD or ADHD medications, you might benefit from pursuing a civil lawsuit in the matter. A legal action can help you to gain the financial compensation that you need to address resulting medical expenses and other damages. Contact the Wausau medical malpractice attorneys of Habush, Habush and Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights in this situation.
Negative Effects of ADD/ADHD Medications
When children are overprescribed ADD/ADHD medications, the side effects can be dangerous. The following represent some of the more severe threats to patient health, especially as they may lead to additional complications:
- Substance abuse
- Cardiac Arrhythmia
- Depression/ Anxiety leading to suicidal thoughts/actions
An attentive physician or psychiatrist should be aware of the proper limits of prescribing these pharmaceutical drugs. Failure to prescribe the appropriate dose or an unreasonably extended period of prescription can prove harmful for the patient and may warrant legal action.
If you or your child has been overprescribed an ADD or ADHD medication, we can help. Contact the Wausau medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.