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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allergic reaction to a prescription medication.
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
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
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.