Medical mistakes happen in many different ways, and they occur more often than most people realize. However, errors with prescription medications happen both in the hospital and in everyday interactions with your pharmacist. If you or a loved one have been harmed due to a medication mistake, the team at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. is ready to help. Our prescription mistakes attorney in Kansas City will get to work investigating your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
Researchers say that more than 250,000 people are killed each year and millions more are injured due to medical mistakes. Many of these mistakes revolve around issues with a person’s prescription.
Most people do not think twice when they are given a prescription from a doctor. This includes patients in the hospital or those who are taking their paperwork to the pharmacy to have the medication filled. However, there are many things that can go wrong.
In the hospital, doctors and nurses have cited problems in written communication, interruptions while administering medications, supplies and storage of medicines, and having an overworked staff as issues when delivering medications.
Inside the hospital, prescription mistakes can lead to:
Outside of the hospital, errors can happen on a patient’s prescription as well as when the medication is being filled. It is vital that doctors list the right dosage on the prescription and that pharmacists properly fill the orders.
Patients who receive the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of their medication can suffer serious harm. This can include internal organ damage, reactions with other medications, and death.
When it comes to prescription medication errors, it must be shown that:
Many people do not think of pharmacists as healthcare professionals, but they are. They have a duty to care for their patients and can be held liable for injuries and illnesses caused by their negligence.
If you or a loved one have been harmed due to a medication mistake, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The qualified and experienced team at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C.is ready to get to work investigating what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
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