Medical malpractice on the part of health care providers often happens due to various reasons. Of all the medical malpractices prescription drug malpractice is more common. Damage due to prescription drug errors can range from curable health issues to death. Many individuals are often victim of prescription drug malpractice.
What is prescription drug malpractice?
Any negligence on part of healthcare providers in relation to prescription drugs recommended to the patient to cure illness is considered as prescription drug malpractice. It may be caused due to negligence of the doctor, nurse, hospital, pharmacist, or a drug manufacturer. Negligence due to the doctor often happens due to lack of experience in treating the condition or due to lack of knowledge about medical history of the patient. Negligence by a nurse can happen while administering the drug.
The drug may not be administered appropriately or a wrong dosage may have been chosen. Negligence by a pharmacist happens when they provide different medicine mistakenly. Finally, negligence by a drug manufacturer occurs due to wrong labeling of the drug.
Possible prescription medication errors
Prescription drug errors happen due to various reasons. Some of them are as given below:
· Failure to obtain consent from patient before administering the drug or beginning the treatment.
· Prescribing or administering inappropriate medication.
· Prescribing or administering inappropriate amount of medication.
· Administering medication in a wrong way.
· Wrong labeling of medication.
· Wrong diagnosis of the illness.
· Blood transfusion errors.
· Prescribing medications that are allergic to the patient.
· Prescribing medications that show drug interactions with drugs that are being taken by the patient.
· Not warning the patient about side effects of medication and measures to be taken.
· Pain medication addiction.
· Failure of medical equipment at the time of administering the drug.
Proving physician negligence in prescription drug malpractice
To claim compensation for medical malpractice it is important to prove the physician’s negligence. After filing the case, your attorney will seek assistance from a medical expert to identify the involvement of medical malpractice.
To prove medical negligence in prescription drug malpractice the medical witness will make note of the medical history of the patient, complaints given by the patient, diagnoses reported by the doctor, and experience of doctor in treating similar conditions. If the medical witness finds fault in any of these checks, the doctor is made liable for prescription medication malpractice.
Medical negligence may not only involve the physician but may also have been caused by nurses, a pharmacist, or the drug manufacturer. Anyone or everyone responsible for the error will be made liable for prescription drug malpractice.
Seeking help of medical attorney
If you consider that prescription medication error is responsible for your suffering call a medical malpractice attorney at the earliest. It is important to make the claim before the statute of limitations. Medical malpractice prescription drug attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff have the expertise to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Call us at 212 697 9280 to set up a free consultation so that we can evaluate your claim. Don’t hesitate to contact us at any of our offices located at Astoria, Queens, New York City or at our offices in Brooklyn. Our lawyers have helped clients win millions. It doesn’t matter how little or how big your claim is, we can help you right this wrong.