Medication errors are often serious because a dosage mistake or the wrong drug can cause injuries or even fatal results. A negligent physician who does not check for allergies, or a pharmacist who fails to read the doctor’s handwriting properly on the prescription note could be found liable for injuries sustained by a patient.
Medical professionals who fail to perform their jobs correctly may administer an incorrect drug that could result in significant damage for someone whose care they have inadvertently neglected. If you or a loved one has experienced this outcome first-hand, it is worthwhile to investigate your legal rights.
You may find it helpful to seek a lawyer who can explain your options, assist you in filing a lawsuit and represent you in your case. The compensation you receive for your injuries as a result of medication errors would help to cover the costs of medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering you and your family have endured.
A number of errors involving medication can actually be prevented. Filing a lawsuit could even help to further enforce regulations for medical professionals, so that no other patients experience the same neglect and injuries. It is important for doctors, nurses and pharmacists to cover all of their bases, such as checking your other medications to ensure there is no dangerous combination of prescriptions.
The legal team at Furr & Henshaw is available to review your case throughout the South Carolina area and to help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the medical professionals responsible for any serious medication errors.