Brooklyn Medication Error Attorneys
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Health care professionals have a duty to the patients they treat and are
expected to exercise the degree of care and skill required of a competent
individual who practices that specialty. When a health care provider fails
to do so, this can lead to devastating consequences such as
severe injuries or even
death. Medication errors are one of the most common forms of
medical malpractice. If you were harmed due to such an error, you have a right to pursue fair
and just compensation, so you can recover without being burdened by the
financial costs associated with your injury. The Brooklyn medical malpractice
attorneys at Belushin Law Firm, P.C. will serve as your fierce legal advocate
and fight to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve.
You should not have to suffer in silence.
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About Medication Errors
There is more than one kind of medication error. Some of the most common are:
- Administering the wrong medication to a patient
- Administering an incorrect dosage of a medication to a patient
- Mislabeled medication
- Prescribing a medication that a patient is allergic to
- Prescribing a medication that interacts negatively with another medication
a patient is currently taking
- Failing to warn a patient about the common side effects of a prescribed
In such cases, it is not uncommon for more than one party to be held liable
for a patient’s injuries. From the physician, nurses, and hospital
to the pharmacy, pharmacist, and pharmaceutical manufacturer, it is possible
for any number these individuals involved in administering or prescribing
a medication to a patient to be held legally liable for harmful errors.
As previously stated, a patient can potentially interact with several different
health care providers, so determining who and how many of these individuals
are liable can sometimes be tricky. When medication errors are made, all
contributing factors must be analyzed. If the wrong medication was prescribed,
for example, this might likely be the fault of the patient’s doctor.
However, it might also be the fault of a nurse who wrote down incorrect
information, or a pharmacist who mixed up an order. If there was an issue
with the dosage, liability might fall upon the doctor who prescribed it
or the pharmacist. Doctors must also monitor a patient throughout the
course of treatment and be aware of any adverse effects that might be
related to the prescribed medication. Failing to do so can be considered
In cases where a patient is able to prove liability, the person or persons
responsible for the medication error will usually be required to provide
compensation for damages sustained caused by the error. If the injury
is severe and calls for extensive medical costs and rehabilitation expenses,
the awarded damages can be substantial.
Proof of Liability
To prove liability, an injured victim’s attorney must prove that
the health care provider or providers are liable, which generally requires
showing that they did not follow certain procedures, guidelines, or was
simply negligent in due care. Given the complexities of these cases, medical
experts are often necessary to establish what the proper procedure was
and what went wrong.
Take Immediate Action with an Experienced Legal Team
If you believe that you or someone in your family suffered a medication
error, you must contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
Medical malpractice cases have a statute of limitations, so timing is
critical to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve. Maintain all
documentation regarding your medical treatment as well as the names of
all health care providers who treated you.
At Belushin Law Firm, P.C., we understand the severity of these mistakes
and will help you file a claim for compensation for the pain and suffering
you needlessly endured.
Call our office today at
(888) 918-9890 to get started with a qualified Brooklyn medical malpractice lawyer. We
provide free consultations!