Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jan 25, 2019 in Medical Malpractice
Prescribing or administering the wrong medication can be catastrophic and lead to injury, illness, disability and even death. Most medication errors can be prevented if physicians and pharmacists adhere to proper procedures and protocol. There are several things patients can do to minimize their chances of experiencing a medication error. This includes taking an active role in your health care.
If you were injured because of a medication error, schedule a free consultation with us today. We can review your case and determine if you are entitled to pursue compensation for your damages.
The Phoenix medical malpractice attorneys at Phillips Law Group have provided the following information below to help reduce your risk of medication mix-ups and mistakes.
Medication errors are one of the most common medical mistakes that can lead to malpractice. There are many different types of medication errors, such as:
Medication errors can happen for any number of reasons. These errors can occur in variety of medical settings, including hospitals, doctors’ offices and pharmacies.
The main causes of medication errors by health care providers include:
As a patient, you must be vigilant in protecting your health. Some ways that you can help reduce your risk of a medication error include:
We expect physicians to carefully analyze medical records and prescribe medications without harmful interactions and entrust pharmacists to properly fill prescriptions without receiving the wrong drug altogether. However, medication errors happen more often than you realize.
If you were harmed by negligent health care provider due to a medication error, an experienced personal injury lawyer in Phoenix can help. We can discuss your case during a free, no obligation legal consultation. If you have a valid claim, we can pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. We charge no upfront fees and you only pay for our services if we help you recover compensation.
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