Rogan Law Articles Have You Been the Victim of a Medication Error?

Have You Been the Victim of a Medication Error?

By Rogan Law  May. 8, 2012 9:19a

As the number of prescriptions for medications goes up so can the number of medication errors. In many cases, there is no room for error and a mistake made in regard to treatment by medication can result in severe illness, serious complications and even death. We rely on medical professionals and pharmacists to know their job and their responsibilities when it comes to treating patients but sometimes mistakes occur and that is when it is time to know your legal rights. If you or someone you care about has been the victim of a medication error in the northeast Pennsylvania region then you should get the help of a Scranton medical malpractice attorney right away.

Medication errors can occur for a number of reasons. Common causes which may turn up in an investigation include inaccurate patient information, allergies, not obtaining or thinking with the patient's medical history, dangerous interactions between drugs, lack of warning labels, mistakes in decimals (dosage amounts), dosage confusions, lack of communication between medical professionals administering treatment to an individual and many more. Another possible cause of a medical error or pharmacy mistake involves similarly named drugs and illegible prescriptions. For instance, a national medication error reporting program with discovered that three drugs with similar looking and sounding names caused some close calls. The three drugs, Pradaxa, Ranexa and Prenexa, are each prescribed by doctors for very different medical issues. A mistake made in dispensing the wrong drug to a patient could mean serious or fatal complications that could have been avoided.

Scranton Medical Malpractice Lawyer for Medication and Pharmacy Errors

Do not hesitate to speak with a Scranton medical malpractice lawyer if you suffered from a medication error in Wilkes-Barre, Stroudsburg, Honesdale, Jim Thorpe, Milford, Montrose, Tunkhannock or surrounding areas. An attorney with us at Rogan Law has successfully represented clients in a variety of medical malpractice issues including medication and pharmacy errors, failure to diagnose, medical negligence, birth injuries, medical errors, surgical errors and more. We use our more than 20 years of legal experience to thoroughly investigate the client's case and aim to get the full monetary compensation that our client deserves. A serious error could result in severe pain and suffering, expensive medical bills, continuing treatment, loss of wages, loss of earning potential, etc. Make sure your legal rights are getting full protection.

Contact a Scranton medical malpractice attorney with us as soon as possible if you or a loved one suffered injury, illness or death as a result of a medication error or other malpractice.

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