Can I Sue a Doctor for Prescribing the Wrong Medication?

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Many of us find ourselves in situations where we turn to medical professionals in a time of need. In most cases, especially here in New York City, we meet with qualified and highly-skilled medical professionals who can help get us back on the right track. Unfortunately, however, this isn’t always the case. In fact, medical malpractice and negligence aren’t all that uncommon. One of the most common medical errors involves prescribing and dosing medication. If your doctor recently prescribed you the wrong medication and you were harmed as a result, you’re most likely now wondering whether you can sue your doctor for compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New York City medication error attorney to learn more about these cases and how our firm can help you through each phase of the process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Am I allowed to sue a doctor for prescribing the wrong medication in New York?

In many cases, simply prescribing the wrong medication, or prescribing a medication that doesn’t have the desired effect doesn’t necessarily qualify for malpractice. However, if you can prove that your doctor prescribed a medication that an otherwise reasonable physician would not have prescribed and that you were harmed and incurred significant damages as a result, there’s a strong chance that you’ll have a valid medical malpractice claim against the physician in question.

What are other common types of medication errors that can cause a person to sustain serious damages?

There are a wide array of mistakes that physicians can make when prescribing medication to patients. Just some of the most common medication errors we’ve seen over the years are as follows:

  • Prescribing the wrong dose of a medication
  • Prescribing a medication that causes an allergic reaction
  • Choosing the wrong route to administer medication
  • Illegible transcribing

Should I hire an attorney to represent me?

If you were harmed as a result of your doctor’s negligence, the most important thing you can do is retain the services of a competent New York City medical malpractice attorney who can help you pursue the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. Without an attorney, your chances of recovering your rightful compensation are severely diminished. We’ve fought for countless individuals just like you over the years, and if you require legal assistance, you’ve come to the right place. Give us a call today so we can start working on your medical malpractice claim.


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