You Should Be Compensated For A Harmful Prescription Error
Doctors are human beings, prone to tiredness, distraction and other problems that plague us all. It might be easy to become distracted and make simple errors. However, these errors, while simple, can have extremely catastrophic or even deadly consequences. You should not be the one who bears the burden of someone else’s mistake. You deserve to be compensated if your doctor or pharmacist made a critical error that has caused serious harm to your life.
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Errors By Doctors In Prescribing Medications
Doctors can make numerous errors when prescribing medication, including:
- Dosage errors: Many prescription drugs are perfectly safe but can be extremely dangerous or even lethal if prescribed in the wrong dosages. Underdosing can lead to the inability of the drug to function as expected. Overdosing can result in serious injuries or even death.
- Failure to check medication combinations: It is critical for doctors to check possible drug combination problems, as many drugs that are safe on their own can be extremely dangerous or have horrible side effects if prescribed together.
- Mislabeling: Even if the medication and the dosage are correct, none of this will matter if the doctor writes the wrong information on the prescription pad. While this mistake can be labeled as a simple administrative error, it can have catastrophic results.
These are a few of the mistakes doctors can make in their work of prescribing medication to their patients. These errors can have lifelong negative consequences and really hinder someone’s life.
Doctors aren’t the only ones who can make deadly errors in getting patients the right prescription medications. Even if the doctor does everything perfectly, the pharmacist can fill the prescription incorrectly. They can add too strong of a dose, give out the wrong medicine or make other errors that can be just as deadly as a prescription error by the doctor.