Medication Errors Lawsuit Claims Lawyer
Medication can save lives when the right options are used. On the flip side, the wrong medication can also cause severe injury and death. One of the most common types of medical malpractice is medication errors. When a patient does not receive the medication they need for treatment, or receives a medication that can be harmful, it can be a deadly mistake. At Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law, we handle medication error claims against doctors, medical facilities and pharmacies when these mistakes cause harm to a patient.
Medication errors are always preventable. There are countless procedures in place to prevent the wrong drug or dosage being given to a patient in medical facilities. Every person that handles medications has protocols they should follow to check and double check that the right medication is given to patients. This is true in hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, yet it is estimated over a million medication errors occur each year. When an error occurs that causes severe injuries to a patient, the responsible facility may be liable for those injuries.
Types of Medication Errors
Imagine if the wrong type of drug is dispensed to a patient. Not only did the patient not receive the medication they need, they may be taking a drug that could cause them harm. It can cause severe illness, injury and death, all caused by one mistake. Some common types of medication errors that have been reported include:
- Wrong dosage of medication
- Wrong type of medication given to a patient at a hospital or clinic
- Different pills or medicine distributed to patient than prescribed
- Medication given to wrong patient
Whether you receive a bottle of pills at a pharmacy with the wrong pills inside, or a nurse administers the wrong drug to a patient in the hospital, it can cause severe harm. When an injury occurs due to the wrong type or dosage of medication, it is usually a clear case of medication error and medical malpractice. If you or a family member have been harmed from a medication error, contact our team at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law to discuss your claim.