What Do You Think About This Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

A man who pleaded guilty to illegally selling prescription drugs has filed a Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor who prescribed him the drugs. The York man who is serving six to sixteen years in prison, is alleging that the doctor’s alleged malpractice resulted in the man becoming highly addicted and dependent on Vicoden, Percocet and Oxycontin.

The man is seeking $35 million in punitive damages and an additional $8 million in compensatory damages from the doctor and his former medical practice.

What do you think about this lawsuit? Is it justified? Should the plaintiff recover the damages that he is seeking? Please leave a comment and share your thoughts.