When The Prescription Becomes The Problem
One of the last things an ill or injured person needs is to receive the wrong medication. For someone already in fragile health, a medication error can have catastrophic or fatal consequences. If you were injured or lost a family member to a medication error, speak with an attorney as soon as possible to learn about your options.
You can come to Shelly Law Offices, LLC, for experienced medical malpractice representation in Pennsylvania. With a lawyer who has more than 25 years of experience, our firm is prepared to review your case and discuss how you can move forward.
Medication errors can cause allergic reactions and serious injuries. In the most severe cases, patients suffer wrongful death. We will aggressively seek compensation for your family so you are not left with unpaid medical bills or lost wages.
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Like most medical malpractice cases, medication errors may involve hospital liability as well as individual liability. Numerous people and departments may be involved in the prescription and administration of medicine. A lack of experience, failure to hire trained staff, failure to supervise staff or failure to communicate may all be instances of hospital liability.
When we investigate the case and review medical records with our medical experts, we will determine what led to malpractice.
Physicians’ medication negligence or errors may include:
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Failure to monitor patient for adverse reactions
- Ignoring patient risk factors
- Failure to note patient allergies
There may also be negligence or errors by a pharmacist, nurse or nurses’ aide such as:
- Filling the wrong prescription
- Failure to note dangerous drug interactions
- Administering the wrong medication or wrong dosage
- Administering doses late
- Failing to administer doses