Prescription Drugs Errors as Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice lawsuits can be based on many different things. Still, one area that we often see as grounds for a lawsuit is prescription drug errors. Prescriptions drug errors can often result in serious injuries or death.
Let’s discuss what constitutes a prescription drug error and who can be liable for it. Keep reading.
What Is A Prescription Drug Error?
There are many types of prescription drug errors. Some of the more common include:
- A physician is administering the wrong medicine to a patient.
- Giving the incorrect dosage of medicine to a patient.
- Misidentifying the medicine.
- Prescribing a medication to a person who is allergic to it.
- Prescribing the patient medicine that has an adverse interaction with other medicines the patient is already taking.
- Failing to inform the patient about the side effects of the medication.
Who Can Be Liable For Prescription Drug Errors?
Anyone and everyone involved in the prescription, dispensing, and administration of a medication might be held liable for prescription drug errors. This includes doctors, nurses,
hospitals, pharmacy departments in hospitals, pharmacists, and pharmaceutical firms.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits For Prescription Drug Errors
You can file a medical negligence lawsuit against many care takers on the part of a healthcare provider.
Avoidable prescription drug errors can result in damage, sickness, or an unfavorable reaction for a patient. It may also interfere with a patient’s treatment and recovery plan. In cases when it’s extreme, it can lead to wrongful death.
A medical malpractice lawsuit for a prescription drug error can involve one or more negligent parties liable for the patient’s damages. In a successful malpractice lawsuit, the patient may receive payment for physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, medical expenses, lost wages, wrongful death damages, or other losses.
Can Prescription Drug Error Amount To Medical Negligence?
To file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must show that the health care provider’s actions fell below the accepted standard of care in the medical community. This is often determined by expert testimony.
If you show that a prescription drug error was made and it amounted to medical negligence, you have a valid medical malpractice claim.
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