Anyone in the medical field, including doctors and pharmacists who are able to prescribe medications, are obligated to perform the adequate analysis as to which type of drugs to give to the patients. A patient can suffer life threatening conditions, and even death if they consume a medication that they shouldn’t have. An example would be people who have allergies to certain antibiotics. A pretty common one is penicillin. Each person experiences a different reaction to the wrong the wrong medication they took, and if a doctor makes the mistake in prescribing a medication that they initially knew could affect the patient or neglectfully did so, then the patient should seek advice in how to better understand what can be done on a legal standpoint.
Medication mistakes can be completely avoided if better caution was taken such as, asking many questions about the patients’ medical history, if they have ever experienced an allergic reaction to any type of drug, and what happens to them physically once they’ve experienced that reaction. The patient needs to make sure they answer all the questions thoroughly because this can be the indicator of acquiring the correct medication for their injury or disease.
In our firm, we are devoted in aiding those who have suffered at the hands of someone else’s carelessness and negligence. Medical professionals are supposed to be curing us, not making things worse for our overall health. If you have been a victim of a medication error and have suffered consequences as a result of that negligence, please contact or visit us to determine how we can serve you.
Protecting Your Rights
Litigators serve as a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. This is not different at Percy Martinez Personal Injury law firm. If you endure an injury or harm by a medical professional or institution, it may be a justification to file a medical malpractice lawsuit through a Miami medical malpractice attorney. They could have failed in identifying the correct protocols and procedures to take along with failing to care for or handle a medication overdose. The hospital, hospital’s staff, pharmacist, doctor, or any other medical care supplier can be held liable depending on the state of affairs of the medication inaccuracy.
If you’ve been injured by a medication error, you can be awarded, but not limited to the following damages:
- Medical Bills
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
- Prescription fees
Cost of additional treatments
If you’ve lost a loved one due to a medication error, you can file for a wrongful death claim and can be awarded, but not limited to the following damages:
- Medical costs
- Funeral costs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of future income
- Physiological expenses
What is a Medication mistake?
According to the Cambridge University, a medication mistake is explained as “the failure of a planned action to be completed as intended (an error of execution) or the use of a wrong plan to achieve an aim (an error of planning)” (Reason, 1990). There have been some reports where medication mistakes have resulted in an accumulation of more yearly deaths than car accidents. There are an estimated 1.5 million victims who are harmed by a medication mistake every year. That is a very higher number of cases of people suffering from a medication mistake.
When and How do these mistakes happen?
Medication mistakes can happen at any given time throughout your visit to a medical professional. You can be prescribed the right medication, but given the wrong dosage amount. Also, you can be given the wrong medication, or lack the appropriate dose in a timely fashion. Here are some instances where these mistakes take place:
- When the incorrect medication is given.
- Failure to recognize any allergies.
- Mislabeled or mistakes made during the transcription of the drug.
- Monitoring of the patient to ensure they have no reaction to the drug, if not it can lead to devastating outcomes.
- he drug manufacturer posting the wrong dosage information.
- Not warning the patient of the potential side effects of a certain drug.
Percy Martinez Personal Injury in Miami, FL
Within our firm, our masterful personal injury attorneys have taken and successfully won medical malpractice cases. We will help determine all the factors of your injuries or loss of a loved one because of a medication error. We work with well qualified medical professionals to measure if all your healthcare needs were adequately met.
Our knowledge and determination will be the answer to your problems. Do not delay in contacting us. If you have any concerns, we are here to listen. You can reach us or visit us at: (305)529-0001 — 2655 Le Jeune Road #504
35. Reason J. Human error. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 1990.
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