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Parkinsons disease or Dementia?

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  • Posted By: londonbea
  • November 17, 2008
  • 06:30 PM

My father has been treated for Parkinson's disease for the past 15 years. Now the doctors say they have got it wrong and say he has Alzheimers. My question is, what will the effect of all the drugs he's been taking over the years have on his 76 year old body? If he had been given the right diagnosis and medication would he be in such a state now? He also has Angina and Gout and is in constant terrible pain.

Last week he was admitted to hospital for his Gout which became unbearable. The hospital (in Liverpool) gave him antibiotics that clashed with the ones he was already taking for a chest infection and he went into total renal failure. No one bothered to check his meds at all!

Would anyone know if we have enough of a case to sue for negligence, or is this just the way things are nowadays?
Thanks
Bea

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