Medication Errors Are Common Yet Often Preventable
Medication errors can be caused by a doctor’s mistake, a pharmacist’s mistake or a nursing home or hospital staffer’s mistake. Medication errors include prescribing the wrong drug, setting the wrong dose, or administering the medication improperly. However it happens, a medication error can delay proper treatment or actually cause a new injury or death. If you or a family member has been injured by a medication error, talk to a medical malpractice attorney at Jacobs & Dow, LLC, in New Haven, Connecticut.
Medication Errors Cause Allergic Reactions Or Worse
Sometimes medication errors occur in hospitals and nursing homes, such as in cases a nurse or staff physician inadvertently administers an overdose or underdose of a drug that causes an adverse or allergic reaction.
Many drugs have similar names. When a pharmacist or other medical professional mistakenly fills a prescription or administers the wrong drug, the patient’s proper treatment will be delayed, or worse, he or she may suffer a severe adverse reaction.
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