Our lawyers at Melrose Law have successfully handled cases for clients who have been injured as a result of errors by pharmacies, doctors, or other health providers when prescribing, administering, and dosing medication. Medication errors can often cause terrible injuries or even death to the patient. Pharmacies and health care providers have a duty to work with the utmost care when handling medication. When mistakes occur, the providers are often liable for the damages that their carelessness causes.
Prescribing The Wrong Dose Of Mediation
When doctors and other health care providers aren’t careful and accidentally prescribe too much or too little of a medication that a patient needs, injuries can often occur. At other times, pharmacies may either put the wrong pills in the pill container, or write the wrong information on the label, which leads to patients overdosing on their rightfully prescribed meditation. Many medications are toxic when taken in the incorrect dosage, and overdosing often leads to serious injuries and hospitalization.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of a health care provider or pharmacy-induced overdose from medication, it is important that you preserve the evidence of the overdose, including any remaining pills in the bottle and the bottle itself. Maintaining the evidence of the pharmacy or doctor’s error is important to successfully pursuing your claim, as the health care provider may have entered your medication correctly in their system while providing your or your family member with the incorrect mediation.
Incorrect administration of medication
When health care providers incorrectly administer medication, either by providing the medication too quickly, or injecting the medication into the wrong body part, injuries can occur. While doctors, physician’s assistants, and nurses are given some leeway for inadvertent mistakes, these health care providers must still follow the standard of care, which requires them to be careful when administering medication.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a mistake in the administration of medication, it is important that you document what happened, and what the medical provider told you or your family member after the mistake occurred. These types of mistakes are often not accurately recorded in the patient’s medical records, so it is important that you document what happened. You should then reach out to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can evaluate your case.
Not every complication from medication is medical malpractice, but you will not know if you have a case without talking to an experienced lawyer who can evaluate and investigate your claim. You should call Melrose Law at 800-222-2430 for a free case evaluation, and our lawyers will evaluate your case and let you know if it is a claim that we can help you pursue.