22 Oct WHAT TO DO WHEN DOCTORS PRESCRIBE THE WRONG MEDICATION
Prescription & Administration of Incorrect Medications
Every year, doctors prescribe and administer the wrong medications to more than 1 million Americans. This is often due to misdiagnosis, in which case a doctor may treat a patient for a condition they don’t actually have. It can also occur when doctors, nurses, or other hospital staff are disorganized, communicate inadequately, or otherwise negligently fail to ensure the medication being administered is correct.
However, be advised that patients can also receive the wrong medications due to errors by pharmacists and drug manufacturers. This is often the case when patients receive dosage instructions from their pharmacist which are different from that of their doctor or if there has been a packaging, production, or distribution error by the manufacturer.
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How to Respond When You Suffer Due to Receiving the Wrong Medication
If you have suffered as a result of a medication error, the best thing to do is get in touch with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. Proving medical malpractice (or negligence by a manufacturer) can be challenging and always requires thorough investigation by a legal professional.
After contacting a legal representative, be sure to do the following:
- Obtain all medical records and bills regarding the damages you have suffered due to the medication error in question.
- Keep an ongoing log of all the resulting personal and medical complications.
- Document the ways that the medication error in question has diminished your quality of life, ability to work, ability to engage in enriching activities, etc.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serving Injured Patients in Long Island
When you call Gruenberg Kelly Della for help, you can count on us to help you make informed decisions in your pursuit of fair compensation following a serious injury. We are experienced medical malpractice attorneys, and we have had great success in representing victims of medical malpractice throughout the state of New York. If your doctor prescribed you the wrong medication, and you have suffered as a result, we may be able to help you hold them responsible for your injuries and get the money you need to pay for your related medical expenses.
Call (888) 305-6372 today to speak to a Long Island medication errors attorney and schedule your free consultation.