Personal Injury – Gentamicin Poisoning Questions

Salt Lake City, Tooele and Price, Utah

What is Gentamicin?

Gentamicin is an antibiotic used in the treatment of bacterial infections affecting the skin, bone, lungs, joints, stomach, urinary tract, or blood. It is administered either intravenously or by injection into your muscle.

What is Gentamicin poisoning?

Gentamicin poisoning is a harmful side effect caused by negligent administration of the antibiotic. This can include taking the drug for a dangerously long period of time, taking high dosages, or failing to monitor Gentamicin blood levels or kidney function.

Gentamicin poisoning can cause serious damage to inner ear function. Common symptoms include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Balance issues
  • Feelings of vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)

What treatment options are available if I have suffered inner ear damage from Gentamicin?

Currently, there is no cure for inner ear damage caused by Gentamicin poisoning. It is possible to experience a partial recovery from injuries; however, the process is very slow. Your brain may be able to partially compensate for your inner ear damage by relying on other senses to provide important information. Vestibular rehabilitation, which stimulates your damaged ear region, may also provide some relief.

Who can be held accountable for my Gentamicin poisoning injuries?

Medical malpractice lawsuits can be brought against negligent doctors, hospitals, or home health agencies responsible for prescribing, administering, and monitoring your use of Gentamicin. It may also be possible to file a defective drug claim against the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Gentamicin. The experienced Salt Lake City medical malpractice lawyers at G. Eric Nielson & Associates can provide you with a free case evaluation to help you determine who can be held accountable for your damages.

Are there time limits affecting my Gentamicin case?

Yes. There are statutes of limitations governing Gentamicin cases. It is crucial that you file your claim within these time limits in order to be able to receive the compensation you deserve. Since the statute of limitations starts running at the time the drug is negligently administered, it is important to talk with one of our attorneys immediately to ensure you do not miss important filing deadlines.

If you have suffered an injury caused by Gentamicin poisoning, please contact our Salt Lake City personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free initial consultation. G. Eric Nielson & Associates, L.L.C. serves clients in the Salt Lake City, Price, and Tooele, Utah areas.

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