My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Michigan
My mother was taken to the hospital by ambulance. After being in the hospital for approximately 36 hours she was finally diagnosed with Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome which is caused by an adverse reaction of antipsychotic drugs. After researching the syndrome, I found out that the medication Reglan is linked to Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. It is associated with non-neuroleptic agents that block central dopamine pathways and shouldn't be taken with any antipsychotic medication. My mother was prescribed Reglan within the last 2 months for her stomach issues and shes also prescribed Seroquel (antipsychotic) by the same doctor, thus resulting in Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome because the two shouldn't be taken together. My mother is now in the ICU at the hospital taking treatment and on a ventilator. Can this doctor be at fault for this? After all, she is a doctor and should know about the way different types of medicine can interact/react with eachother. Knowing that my mother is already prescribed Seroquel, the doctor should not have given her Reglan. Also, can the pharmacy be at fault too? Aren't they supposed to know about drug interactions as well?