Medical malpractice can occur in many different ways. To protect yourself in these circumstances it is helpful to understand the laws. Medical malpractice can include a variety of issues. Examples of medical malpractice are: performing surgery on the wrong part of the body or forgetting surgical equipment in a patient.
Additionally, medical malpractice involves incorrect medical prescriptions. Also, making a diagnosis without ordering the necessary tests and examining the patient’s medical history falls in this area.
A personal injury claim guarantees the injured patient the ability to receive compensation for his or her damages. Tramontozzi Law Offices specialize in personal injury claims. If you believe you experienced any of these circumstances we invite you to reach out.
A prescription medication error claim is only one of the many types of medical malpractice. This type of error occurs when a practitioner prescribes too much or too little of a medication.
Additionally, a patient can also receive an incorrect dosage of medication that leads to their death. In less critical cases, yet, a patient can have new or worse health issues as a result of these errors.
COMPENSATION FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Compensation is an option if you receive incorrect dosages of medication. When your health declines further due to a healthcare provider’s negligence, this is grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
A negligent healthcare provider can appear in many forms, such as a physician, a pharmacist, hospital administration staff, a nurse, or even the manufacturer/distributor of your medications. Errors with your medication can appear at any time between your diagnosis and receiving of the drug.
Further grounds for medical malpractice include a doctor prescribing medication that the patient is unable to take because of certain allergies. Or they might give the incorrect medication that relates to the health issues. We are seeing these issues more and more today so it is important to take action.
A nurse may administer an incorrect dosage or a different medication than expected. Another example are prescriptions filled incorrectly by a pharmacist. They might confuse your medicine with the prescription of a different person.
THE MOST COMMONLY MIS-PRESCRIBED DRUGS IN AMERICA
Mis-prescribed medicines are often due to similar-sounding names. For example, Durasal and Durezol are two drugs that are commonly confused with each other.
The FDA, short for the United States Food and Drug Administration, has a list of the most commonly mis-prescribed drugs in the country. Most of these drugs have similar-sounding names or similar bottle designs.
Make sure to double check the medication name before you take any medicine. If you have any questions about how to take your medicine, ask your doctor before consumption. Communicating with your doctor reduces the possibility of further medical issues.
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Medical malpractice and prescription errors can have serious effects on your body. You need your body to live a healthy life and must protect it. Taking too small of a dose can cause your condition to worsen, requiring additional treatment as a way to try and fix the issues.
Excessive amounts of medicine can overwhelm your body and lead to irreparable damage, with effects as dreadful as death.
If you or someone you love has suffered with declining health as a result of medical malpractice, contact Tramontozzi Law Offices today by calling 781-665-0099 to discuss your rights and options. Learn more about medical malpractice services here. We are here to help and protect you as your advocate.