Errors With Children’s Medication
A parent’s worst nightmare is something happening to his or her child. Unfortunately, approximately 7,000 people die every year as a result of medication errors and many more require extensive treatment, according to a study performed by the Institute of Medicine. Of this number, many are children.
If your child received the wrong medication or an incorrect dosage, you have the right to take legal action against the medical professional or facility that was responsible for the error. At Furr & Henshaw, our attorneys have successfully litigated hundreds of cases involving medication errors, and we can help you find justice for your child.
Child Medication Errors Can Have Many Causes
When children are hospitalized or treated by a physician, parents put their faith in the medical professionals overseeing their children’s care. When a child receives a dose of medication that is too big or nurses administer the wrong medication, a parent’s first question is often “What went wrong?”
Medication errors can result from a number of causes, including:
- A doctor’s sloppy handwriting
- Pharmaceutical errors, such as mislabeling or dispensing incorrect medications
- Administering medicine to the wrong patient
- Administering the wrong dosage
Seeking Justice After A Child Medication Error
If your child received the incorrect medication or the wrong dosage of the right medication, you have the right to pursue justice on your child’s behalf. The lawyers at Furr & Henshaw have extensive experience in cases involving prescription errors and, with the help of our team of medical professionals, we can determine what led to the error and help you navigate the medical malpractice claims process.
If you live in Myrtle Beach, elsewhere in South Carolina and your child is a victim of medical negligence, you can email us today to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your options.