The Dangers Of Medication Errors By Tod Aronovitz | 06/19/18 | 0 Comment
It is estimated that 700,000 people have to visit the emergency room each year due to an adverse drug reaction. Adverse drug reactions are often the result of medication errors.
Prescription drug usage is widespread. In fact, it is estimated that 70 percent of people in America take at least one prescription drug. Thirty percent of people in America take three or more prescription drugs. There are regulations that have been made to ensure that people can safely take prescription drugs. However, medication errors are still common.
Medication errors may cause mild side effects. However, many people suffer serious side effects as the result of medication errors. Brain damage, neurological injury, paralysis and death are some of the dangerous side effects that can result because of a medication error.
How do Medication Errors Occur?
A prescription drug error can occur at a clinic, hospital, pharmacy or nursing home. An error can occur if the patient is given the wrong dosage. An error can also occur if the patient is given the wrong combination of medications. Additionally, an error can occur if the patient is given the wrong type of medication.
If a patient is given the wrong diagnosis and is prescribed the wrong medication, then this is considered a medication error. The doctor, nurse, hospital, clinic or pharmacist can be held responsible for a medication error. In some cases, multiple parties can be held responsible for a medication error.
Contact a Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medication errors are an example of medical malpractice. You can contact Aronovitz Law if you need a Miami medical malpractice attorney. Medical malpractice can have a variety of physical, emotional and financial consequences. We can represent you and help you get compensated for your suffering. We will use our knowledge and experience to effectively represent you.