Was Your Loved One Given the Wrong Medication?
Medication errors can be one of the most dangerous instances of medical malpractice, especially when the patient is already dealing with a serious illness and/or ailment. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an estimated 7,000 people die from medication errors every single year. This issue can be particularly dangerous in nursing homes where many of the patients are already dealing with a weakened immune system and any number of other ailments. If your loved one suffered serious harm because of a medication error, it may be in your best interest to seek legal counsel as soon as possible.
We trust our doctors and medical professionals to take care of us in our times of need, and it’s a breach of trust when their actions make things worse. If you suffered because of a medication error caused by negligent medical care, it may be in your best interest to seek legal representation. At Hare Wynn, we have helped countless victims fight for the legal outcome they deserve in their times of need. Contact us today to discuss your options today.
Common Causes of Medication Errors
This type of medical malpractice is becoming more common in nursing homes across the country, and is often caused by a lack of training, understaffing, and negligence. Some of the most common factors that can influence medication errors include:
- Ignoring specific instructions for the medication being used
- Failure to follow the instructions of administrators and/or doctors
- Prescription or lab work errors
- Administering the wrong type of medication
- Poor documentation of patient information
- Administering expired medication
- Administering too much medication, causing an overdose
- Missing a dose of medicine
Call our offices at (855) 997-9319 to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney today.
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If you are suffering from serious effects caused by medication errors, you deserve the chance to seek legal action in order to secure compensation for your injuries. The issues that this can cause, on top of the effects already caused by the ailment or illness the medication is supposed to treat can be catastrophic. At Hare Wynn, our Kentucky medical malpractice lawyers have more than a century of experience working with injured victims, and we will use that knowledge to help out you in the best position possible. Call us at (855) 997-9319 to learn more about your legal options, or fill out our online form to set up a free consultation today.