Have you consulted another neurologist for a 2nd opinion since your ER visit, if you believe the first doctor erred? I certainly would not take the word of an ER physician and would consult another specialist before you consider malpractice occurred.
I note that hospital release instructions are that you consult your own doctor within either 24 or 48 hours following release. Have you done so?
"The E.R. doctor said there was no way blood levels of 350% above the recommended levels could have occurred from taking one or to extra doses, on my own, by accident. ..."
That is incorrect. Dilantin toxicity can occur as a result of taking a daily dose of the drug that is too high or a single Dilantin overdose (either intentional or accidental).
"Blood levels were taken two months ago, I saw my doctor one month after that for a follow-up of the blood tests. "
Assuming you were on the meds for some time, it appears that your doctor was following the recommended blood tests.
The literature referenced states:
" Your healthcare provider will most likely measure the amount of Dilantin in your blood and adjust your dose as necessary."
"He told me my eye sight deteriorating was probably due to old age. Dizzy spells, nausea, loss off bodily functions such as urinating & defecating, dark urine, thick tongue, the works! "
Nothing in the list of side effects lists eyesight deterioration or loss of bodily functions. (However, loss of bodily functions, changes in bowel or urinary habits can indicate other potentially serious problems which you should have checked.)
According to the literature, the most common side effects of Dilantin include:
Unusual eye movements, muscle coordination problems, slurred speech, confusion.
Other possible side effects can include:
Dizziness, Insomnia, nervousness, twitching
headaches, nausea, vomiting, constipation, larger or fuller lips, problems with gums (swelling, tenderness, unusual growth) excessive body or facial hair.
"Can I sue? What are my chances of winning? How can I find a lawyer that actually cares? What, exactly can I sue for, because all the lawyers ask me, "what do you think you are going to get out of this. I don't know! Isn't that their job?! "
Only a medical malpractice attorney can answer that.
Have you recovered from this episode? If so, you have no injuries--a necessary element of medical malpractice.
You might want to consult a couple of more attorneys but absent serious injury, it is highly unlikely you will get an attorney to take a 'case' considering that testimony from a medical expert to review and offer testimony costs many tens of thousands of dollars in pursuing malpractice.
If you need help locating a medical malpractice attorney in your state, the Find A Lawyer feature is an excellent resource.