Can I Sue my Doctor For Making a Medication Error?

medication and pills

Though we generally think of doctors as smart, caring individuals who devote their lives to helping the sick, the truth is, there are several careless, negligent, and downright reckless physicians, even in New York State alone. If your doctor made a medication error and you were injured as a result, you are understandably now seeking financial compensation. Our experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney is here to help you get it. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some of the most common types of medication errors?

There are various types of medication errors, some of which occur in hospitals and include the following:

  • Administering the wrong medication
  • Administering the wrong amount of medication, perhaps triggering an overdose
  • Illegibly transcribing your medication
  • Transcribing the wrong medication
  • Failing to inform you of adverse side effects
  • Failing to account for allergies you may have to the medicine

How do I know if I qualify for financial compensation?

To win a medical malpractice claim, you will have to hire an experienced attorney who can prove several things. First, you must have proof that you were the doctor鈥檚 patient, and that he or she, therefore, owed you a duty of care. From here, you will have to prove that your doctor diverted from the widely accepted course of treatment, in turn causing you pain or harming/worsening your condition and that you sustained serious financial burdens as a result. Oftentimes, doctors realize that such an accusation can cause them to lose their license, so they will hire aggressive legal counsel to combat your charges. That is why you must do the same. Our firm will tirelessly work to recover valuable information, including medical records, x-rays, medical reports of how the medication caused your condition to worsen, and more.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in New York?

Generally, in New York State, individuals have a certain amount of time to take legal action against a negligent party–this timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. Generally, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years, which gives you three years from the date of your accident to sue. However, in medical malpractice cases, the statute of limitations is generally 2.5 years. The sooner you act, the better. If you wait any longer than 2.5 years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve–all you have to do is ask.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.