Medication Errors – Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Tallahassee Florida
Medical malpractice in the area of prescribing and administering medication is very serious. Few patients have the knowledge they would need to question the judgment of their pharmacist, doctor, or the staff administering the medication. When a patient is mistakenly sent home with a bottle full of the wrong prescription (effectively, poison) and instructions to ingest it, that patient has every reason to believe that doing otherwise would be irresponsible. The results can be devastating, leading to a serious illness or fatality, and the patient as well as their family may need to investigate whether or not they have any recourse in the law.
How Medication Errors Happen
A person may sustain serious injury or may even lose his or her life due to a medication error. Sometimes the drug itself is defective or dangerous. Other times, a doctor, pharmacist or nurse may administer the wrong medicine, or the right medicine in the wrong amount. Ranging from headaches and other minor side effects all the way to internal bleeding, blindness or death, medication errors are the most prevalent form of medical malpractice today.
Medication errors occur with shocking frequency, causing roughly 7,000 deaths per year. They arise from a number of causes, including:
- Patient allergies
- Medication reaction with other drugs
- Pharmacist’s error
- The wrong medication was prescribed
- The wrong dosage was prescribed
- The wrong dosage was administered
Whether or not the error constitutes negligence is something you should discuss and investigate with an attorney.
Contact Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you or someone you love has been injured due to a medication error, you need to contact David Moye and his team at the Moye Law Firm to investigate your potential claim. To speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney about the details of your case and how to initiate an investigation into your potential case with medical malpractice lawyers in Tallahassee Florida – call 1 850 224-6693 (224-MOYE) today to schedule a free initial consultation.