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Suing for medical malpractice due to prescription drug errors

A common reason people sue for medical malpractice is due to prescription drug errors. This can be particularly frightening since we rely so heavily on a doctor's diagnosis and their treatment plan. Medications need to be thoughtfully prescribed, filled and administered; any harm to the patient resulting from a mistake in that process can become grounds for a lawsuit.

How do errors in medication occur?

There are various types of prescription drug errors, some of which include:

  • Doctor prescribed the wrong medication
  • Doctor prescribed the correct medication, but the nurse administered the wrong prescription or incorrect dosage
  • Pharmacist filled prescription incorrectly
  • Medication was mislabeled
  • Equipment malfunction (inaccurately distributing doses)
  • Prescribing medications the patient is allergic to
  • Prescribing medications that directly interfere with other medications the patient is currently taking

Reasons you might decide to sue:

The effects of taking falsely prescribed medications will vary greatly for each patient. Some of those reasons may include:

  • Lost wages or inability to work due to side effects of wrongly prescribed medication
  • New healthcare issues that derived from incorrect medication
  • Needing extra medical care due to error in medication
  • Costs associated with extra medical care from drug error
  • Pain and suffering cause by drug error

If you believe you have a case for medical malpractice due to an error in medication, contact an attorney right away. Medical malpractice cases can be tricky; having professional legal representation will give your case the best chance possible.

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