Cleveland Medication Error Lawyer
Legal Representation for Victims of Medication Errors
While medication errors can happen to anyone, those most at risk are the old and the young. Older patients are at risk because they are more likely to take many different kinds of prescriptions. The very young are also at higher risk, since an adult dose of a medicine can prove fatal in a child.
At the law firm of Dennis Seaman & Associates in Cleveland, Ohio, we offer a free consultation to families affected by medication errors. Whether or not you hire our law firm to represent you, one of our lawyers will listen to the facts of your case and explain your options.
Types of Medication Errors
According to the Food and Drug Administration, the most common medication error resulting in death is administering an improper dose of medicine. More than 40 percent of prescription drug fatalities are caused by overdoses.
Other medication errors include: giving the patients the wrong drug or using the wrong route of administration. The route of administration is how the drug is introduced to the body − i.e., by mouth, injection or topical.
Caused of Medication Errors
Medication errors are usually the result of poor communication between the doctor and the pharmacist. Some examples of how mistakes creep into the system include:
A pharmacist misreading a prescription that was not clearly written by the doctor
Communication errors involving drugs that have similar names
Missing zeros and misplaced decimal points in drug dosages
Misreading or not reading a patient’s medical history when prescribing drugs
Protect Your Rights: Free Attorney Consultation
If you were injured by a medication error, contact our Cleveland, Ohio, medical malpractice lawyers to arrange a free consultation about your rights and options.