How can medication errors lead to medical malpractice?

Whenever we are feeling sick or become ill, we first think about calling our doctor. This reaction is normal since we know that our doctor can help assess the problem and make us feel better. We trust our doctors with our health and we respect the knowledge that they have. Some doctors have been with us every step of the way in terms of specific medical issues. They could have first diagnosed us, provided us with the information we needed and continued to treat us. Whether we have experienced a close bond with our physician or have just acquired a new doctor, these medical professionals can still make mistakes. Although doctors are highly intelligent and have gone through extensive schooling to get to where they are today, they are not perfect. If they happen to make a mistake due to negligence, this may be considered medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has experienced medical malpractice, contact us to seek legal counsel regarding your situation.

Medical malpractice can be seen through different acts of negligence. One of these acts includes medication errors. Since people need medication to feel better or attack an illness, medications are vital for our health. Prescriptions can be messed up along any step in the process. Doctors could have written the prescription wrong or failed to choose the right medication. Pharmacists could have read the doctor’s note wrong or miscalculated the amount of medicine to fill your prescription correctly. If you find yourself or a loved one a victim of this form of negligence, seek professional help.

Medication errors can include a variety of mistakes. This can include failing to administer medication at all, administering the wrong dosage, administering the wrong medicine, handwriting errors, filling the wrong prescription, filling the wrong dosage, mislabeling medication with the wrong instructions, failing to provide a clear warning label and failing to provide proper instructions for use. All of these mistakes could have led to an error that has the possibility of causing great harm to a patient.

When victims are faced with these circumstances, it is important to get it fixed. Figure out your health first. Then seek our legal counsel on what can be done about your situation. We understand the importance of health and how a mistake can have a grave effect. If you are able to prove negligence on behalf of the medical professional, you may be entitled to compensation for your case. Contact us for more advice.

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.

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