I was 22 when I was diagnosed with a mental disability. Since then I've been taking a medication (for about 6 months). I developed a pituitary tumor that is benign. I experienced lactating as well. The tumor and lactating was a condition called galactorrhea.
It's now August 2011 and I still have the tumor. My doctors have not prescribed me any medication to make the tumor smaller.
What can I do? Can I be compensated for getting a benign pituitary tumor from a medication I used to take? And around how much compensation would be possible to collect?
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ANSWER for "Benign Pituitary Tumor Caused by Medication?":
Although you did not mention the medication you believe caused the Galactorrhea, our research indicates it may have been the prescribed medication called Seroquel. By definition, Galactorrhea can result in a tumor less than 10mm in diameter.
We suggest you contact a skilled Personal Injury Attorney. There are many who specialize in medical malpractice cases and claims against drug companies.
You've probably been taking other prescribed medications as well. Before any claim can be successful it will be necessary to rule out all other medications and other possible causes. This in itself can be a herculean task.
Suing a pharmaceutical company for damages alleged to have been cause by their medications can take years of litigation. If the drug company admits their medication resulted in your development of Galactorrhea, thousands of other people will line up to blame the drug for their medical problems.
Because lawsuits involving prescribed medications can be very complex, only those Attorneys with special expertise can answer your questions. Before you think about compensation, call one of these skilled Attorneys. Go in and sit with down with one. Most will not charge any legal fee for an initial office consultation.
You ask about how much compensation, or money you can expect to receive if your claim is successful. At this early stage it's really impossible to estimate any amount of compensation. Once your Attorney reviews your case she may be in a much better position to determine the probable outcome of your case, and any resulting compensation.
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