The boy’s mother admitted him to a state-funded group home after he attempted to choke one of his two younger sisters and she began to fear for the girls’ safety. However, she did not give up her parental rights to the boy. The director of the group home allegedly stopped taking the boy to his original doctors and began to take him to the other psychiatrist accused of overmedicating the boy, without the mother’s approval.
In the wrongful death and medical malpractice suit, the boy’s mother claims that overmedication and improper care led to the death of her son. Shockingly, some of the drugs administered to the boy were not approved by the FDA and the boy had signs of adverse reaction. In fact, the boy was hospitalized twice within a few months for emergency treatment. The boy’s doctor did reduce his medication once, but then increased the dosage again, which ultimately led to his untimely death.
recently named in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyer's In America, David Mittleman has been representing seriously injured people since 1985. A partner with Church Wyble PC—a division of Grewal Law PLLC—Mr. Mittleman and his partners focus on medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accidents, slip and falls, nursing home injury, pharmacy/pharmacist negligence and disability claims.