Despite the many regulatory laws, rules and precautions taken to keep patients safe, prescription drug errors still occur at an alarming rate in the United States. Medication errors happen when doctors, hospitals, pharmacies or other healthcare providers prescribe and administer the wrong medications, the incorrect amounts, conflicting combinations, or medications that the patients are allergic to. Errors also occur when the pharmacies or pharmacists give patients the wrong medicines while filling a prescription.
Medication errors can cause a variety of injuries ranging from minor injuries to severe injuries including brain damage, paralysis, neurological injury, and death. Those who prescribe medications that cause medication errors are responsible for resulting injuries to patients.
Prescription drug errors can occur at a hospital, pharmacy, nursing home or at clinics. These errors occur for a number of reasons:
• Wrong dosage
• Dangerous drug interaction
• Wrong drug
• Wrong instructions
• Incorrect diagnosis
• Illegible prescription
• Allergic reaction
Click here to contact an experienced Florida medication error attorney that knows that any of these errors can result in serious consequences, such as serious illness, organ damage, or wrongful death. If you have questions, please call a lawyer at Forman Law Offices to also learn what your rights are if you have been the victim of a prescription drug error.
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