Medical Malpractice Due to Denial of Liver Transplant ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Medical Malpractice Due to Denial of Liver Transplant

Timothy Garon’s death came a week after his doctor told him a University of Washington Medical Center committee has again denied him a spot on the liver transplant list because of his use of marijuana. Garon’s used marijuana with medical approval to ease the symptoms of hepatitis C. The Washington Post made a comment about marijuana and hepatitis C. “Marijuana can improve the effectiveness of drug therapy for hepatitis C, a potentially deadly viral infection that affects more than 3 million Americans, a study has found. The work adds to a growing literature supporting the notion that in some circumstances pot can offer medical benefits.” Some say this is medical malpractice and Garon should have received the care he needed.

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