A person who has suffered serious injury due to a medication error or some other form of medical malpractice may face a bleak future. In addition to physical injury, he or she may also face emotional trauma and a great deal of stress and anxiety due to financial stress. Our firm is devoted to providing zealous representation to our clients through their malpractice claims or lawsuits.
Your initial consultation is free, and we can answer your questions at this time and fully inform you of your legal options, allowing you to make the right decision for your future.
What is a Medication Error?
A medication error is the direct result of negligence on the part of a person who has administered medicine improperly to a patient. Medication errors cost thousands of people their lives each year in the United States. Those lucky enough to survive medication errors often sustain serious injuries that may include brain damage, coma and a reduced quality of life. A medication error can happen within a hospital, doctor's office, dentist office, nursing home, pharmacy or any other type of heath care facility.
Following are potential causes of these serious errors:
- Lack of Education
- Missing or Inaccurate Patient Information
- Miscommunication Between Doctor and Pharmacist
- Improper Storage
- Improper Abbreviations
- Confusion of Drugs with Similar Names
- Confusion of Dosing Units
- Misread Prescriptions Due to Illegible Handwriting
- Existing Medical Conditions
- Use of Outdated Warning Labels
- Lack of appropriate Labeling on Smaller Units
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