When a person is sick, they will usually take some sort of medication to get better. Who would expect to take a medication and get worse? No one. The point of taking medication is to get better, right? What happens when a medication error leads to a wrongful death?
Medication errors are one of the leading medical malpractice errors that occur in the medical field. In fact, there are about 7,000 deaths every year from a medication error. That is an average of about 19 people every day who die from a medication mistake. How is that possible? Well, it does occur. The personal injury attorneys comprehend how difficult losing a loved one can be. It never gets any better, but the least the firm of Percy Martinez can do is help the family recover compensation for their damages.
Losing someone is never easy. Learning that a loved one died by an error that could have been prevented like a medication mistake makes it even more painful for the family members. No one likes thinking “what if” because that just leaves them in an in between. “What if they wouldn’t have given them the wrong medication”? They could have survived.
What Medication Errors Can Cause a Wrongful Death?
A number of medication errors can lead to a person’s wrongful death. These are the following medication errors that can go wrong:
- The doctor does not prescribe the patient the correct medication
- The doctor does not write down the correct dosage amount for the patient to take
- The medication is not adequately filled by the pharmacist
- The names of the patients are mixed up in the pharmacy
- The patient is not given the correct instructions on how to consume the medication
If any injuries come from any of the mistakes above, the pharmacist or doctor could be found responsible. Any of these medication errors can be lethal. The adverse effects of a medication might be the cause of another injury to an organ or causing the patient to have an allergic reaction, which are both situations that can lead to a patient’s death.
Finding out the exact cause of a loved one’s death can be difficult, but the lawyers focus on gathering as much evidence as possible to prove that the doctor or pharmacist was the cause of the wrongful death by a medication mistake.
Filing a Lawsuit with a Skilled Wrongful Death Lawyer
The first thing that the family members of a wrongful death victim need to do is seek legal assistance by an experienced attorney at Percy Martinez’s Firm. The lawyers at the firm will work alongside their clients and seek justice for the families who have suffered as a result of their loved one’s death.
How is it fair to lose a loved one because of a mistake? Ideally, medical professionals should be placing more care and attention to the work they do because they deal with a person’s life. They can be the reason a person lives, but they can also be the reason a person dies. For more information about your legal options contact us for a free case evaluation.