Medications prescribed by physicians and distributed by licensed pharmacists are, by their nature, hazardous. On occasion, a physician will prescribe a drug in the wrong dosage or without due regard for medication interactions or allergies. Sometimes, a pharmacist will fill a prescription incorrectly, either with the wrong medication or in the wrong dose. Additionally, patients in a hospital can be injured if a nurse administers the wrong medication or fails to give medication in a timely manner. All of these situations can result in severe injury.
If you or your loved one was harmed as the result of a pharmaceutical error or medication mistake, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your losses. The medical malpractice team at Grewal Law PLLC has over a century of combined legal experience. Our pharmaceutical error attorneys in Michigan are prepared to fight for the full, fair compensation you are owed.
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Common Pharmaceutical/Medication Errors
Pharmaceutical and medication errors are, unfortunately, not as uncommon as many people believe. Often, these mistakes have devastating and even fatal consequences.
Some of the most common pharmaceutical and/or medication mistakes include:
- Improper dosage, including both under- and over-dosage
- Administering the wrong type of drug
- Failing to take patient allergies into account
- Poor medication interactions
- Medication administration at the incorrect time
- Administering a drug to the wrong patient
- Incorrect drug preparation/formulation
- Providing the wrong prescription to a patient
- Incorrectly filling a prescription
There are many causes for pharmaceutical and medication mistakes. In some cases, hospital nurses are distracted and read drug labels incorrectly. In other instances, poor working environment or lack of sufficient knowledge/training could lead to a pharmacist incorrectly filling a prescription. Even something as simple as miscommunication between nurses, doctors, and pharmacists can result in a serious mistake with life-altering consequences for the patient.
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In nearly every instance, medication mistakes are the result of negligence. When pharmacists, doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other medical professionals and facilities fail to uphold the standard duty of care, victims may file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Perhaps a medication error caused you to need further medical treatment or, maybe a pharmaceutical mistake led to the death of your loved one. Our firm can help you fight for the justice and recovery you deserve. Reach out to us today to speak with an experienced pharmaceutical error lawyer in Northville, Okemos, Grand Rapids or the surrounding areas.
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