Fighting for Compensation from a Medication Error
Understanding Medical Malpractice
Doctors are responsible for ensuring that their medication orders are precise, correct and understandable. Doctor's bad handwriting, using unintelligible abbreviations or other communication problems can compound an already sensitive situation. Pharmacies are responsible for correctly filling and dispensing prescription drugs.
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Responsibility of Medical Practitioners
Nurses in hospitals and nursing homes are responsible for carrying out the doctor's orders and administering the correct dose of the medication in a timely fashion. Those who are at the highest risk for being victimized by medication mistakes include newborns, infants and children, chemotherapy patients, patients in intensive care and patients in long-term care and nursing home facilities.
Common medication errors include:
- Being given the wrong medication
- Being given too much or too little of a medication,
- Anesthesia errors
- Wrong prescription
- Wrong medication for the symptoms
- Medication which interacts harmfully with other medications
- Given a medication which causes an allergic reaction
- Confusion of drugs with similar names
Holding Irresponsible Medical Professionals Liable
Errors in administering these often highly toxic substances can cause severe and sometime serious injury or death. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to errors involving dangerous drugs, a Shreveport personal injury attorney is ready to help you file a claim for personal injury or wrongful death. These complex cases fall under medical malpractice and require an experienced personal injury lawyer who is willing to go the extra mile to ensure justice in done.
A personal injury lawyer at our firm can evaluate your case and explain your options. Call our firm today.