A medication error can originate at any point in the chain of care of consumers of pharmaceuticals:
- A drug manufacturer may release a defective drug to the market.
- A prescribing physician may fail to screen a patient for allergies.
- A doctor may prescribe a wrong drug or the wrong amount of a drug.
- A pharmacist or pharmacy employee may deliver wrong doses or wrong medications to consumers.
- A pharmacist may fail to alert patients to critical warnings such as "Do not consume alcohol while taking this medication."
- A nurse or anesthesiologist may fail to administer correct types or dosages of medications.
- A nurse in a long-term care facility such as a nursing home may deliver wrong doses, skip doses or otherwise fail to follow a doctor's orders.
An over-medicated patient may experience serious side effects and require follow-up medical care after a medication error. In the worst cases, a medication mistake can leave a patient with irreversible harm.
Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, aggressively represents clients who have suffered injury and losses as a result of medical malpractice and hospital negligence. Our Poughkeepsie medication error attorneys can evaluate your case and advise you on how to pursue compensation. You may require reimbursement for medical care and/or lost wage replacement if you were a victim of a medication mistake. Call or e-mail us to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer who can advocate for you.
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Whether you experienced injury through a medication error in a hospital or as an outpatient, our firm is prepared to evaluate your case and help you find appropriate legal remedies. Contact our medical malpractice law offices in New York today for a free initial consultation.
Kenneth Stenger is the contributing attorney to this content.