Often times, medical malpractice lawyers are criticized for bringing cases against doctors, hospitals, and other medical providers. Many believe that medical malpractice attorneys are “ambulance chasers“, and attack doctors for negligence that does not exist. Medical malpractice attorneys have a certain stigma, and largely suffer from a poor reputation.
The simple and unfortunate truth is that medical negligence does exist. While most doctors are hard-working and dedicated professionals, others are greedy and aloof. They are responsible for the lives of hundreds of patients, yet some act as if those lives were disposable. Such is the case of Dr. Manuel De Jesus Aquino of Denver, Colorado.
Colorado Doctor Prescribes Marijuana to Pregnant Woman
Dr. Aquino has had his license suspended after prescribing medical marijuana to a 20 year old woman who was 6 months pregnant. The woman saw Dr. Aquino at the Back to the Garden Health and Wellness Center in Denver, Colorado, and asked for a marijuana prescription. The visit with the woman, who was a new patient, lasted all of about 3 minutes. No physical examination was performed, the patient was not required to complete medical history forms, nor was she scheduled for any follow-up visits.
She gave birth April 8, 2010, and tested positive for marijuana. Her infant was exposed to the drug in utero, and had some initial feeding difficulties. The baby may or may not face long-term damages.
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Dr. Aquino acted with extreme disinterest in the well being of his patient. To write a prescription for marijuana use without performing a thorough examination is a depraved medical practice. An investigation should be performed to discover whether or not this is something that he does regularly with patients.
Dr. Aquino’s negligence as a medical professional is certainly not isolated. Unfortunately, there are doctors that act just as he did, and patients sometimes pay the ultimate price for that negligence. If you or a loved one have suffered from medical malpractice, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
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