An addiction medicine physician is a doctor who specializes in addiction medicine, a branch of medicine concerned with the medical treatment of addiction.  Drugs, alcohol and gambling addictions are just a few of the addictions treated.   The majority of addiction medicine physicians are psychiatrists.  Many patients are treated within addiction clinics.  When an addiction medicine physician's level of medical care, skill or treatment falls below the standard of care and inflicts permanent injury or death to a patient, medical malpractice may have occurred.  Unfortunately, even the best addiction medicine physicians, doctors or clinics can commit errors and mistakes that may result in serious injuries or wrongful death.

Addiction medicine physician malpractice and negligence may include:

  • Delay in Diagnosis or Diagnostic Errors
  • Failure to Diagnose Addiction
  • Failure to Chart Causing Injury
  • Failure to Document Clinical Findings
  • Failure to Monitor Addiction
  • Failure to Prevent Further Addiction Harm
  • Failure to Prevent Suicide
  • Failure to Treat Addiction
  • Medication Errors
  • Over-Prescribing of Medications
  • Overdosing Patients
  • Standard of Care Violations

Addiction medicine physicians diagnose, treat and monitor some of the following addictive conditions:

  • Alcohol
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Drug Addiction
  • Over the Counter Drug Addiction
  • Painkiller Medication
  • Prescription Drug Use
  • Sex Addiction
  • Other Addictive Behavior

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J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo
J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A.
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