What should I know about medication errors?
Every time you go to the doctor, you go in with the hope that everything will go as planned and you will walk away in the same, if not better condition that you arrived in. However, when mistakes are made in terms of administering medication, you are the one who suffers and you may be facing serious illness or even death. Although it seems unthinkable that such highly trained medical professionals would make a mistake like this, it does happen more than you think.
In the event that you or a loved one was improperly administered medication, you should not overlook this unfortunate situation. You should have an investigation conducted to determine whether or not this was a simple mistake or whether the person liable had bad intentions. Either way, it is vital that you pursue legal action against the responsible party because it is unacceptable for this type of mistake to have been made. You can request to be compensated for the medical expenses you have incurred from the initial medical procedure, any other treatment you’ve had to have because of the error that was made, and pain and suffering caused by this troubling event.
If you have a loved one who died from the improper administration of medication, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death case. In addition to the medical expenses associated with the procedure, the liable party may also be required to pay for any funeral expenses that your family has incurred. You should speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can assist you in preparing a case and who will fight for justice for you or your loved one.
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