There are few things worse than being harmed by a medical professional. Unfortunately, medical professionals make mistakes, and at times, may even act maliciously. If you or a loved one has been prescribed the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of a medication and were seriously injured as a result, our firm is here to help. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New York City medication error attorney to learn more about what happens when someone is prescribed the wrong medication and how we can help you fight for your rightful compensation. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What can happen when someone is prescribed and ingests the wrong medication?
When someone is prescribed and ingests either the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of medication, they may become very sick, or even lose their lives, especially if the medication was prescribed in a higher dosage than needed. In some cases, doctors will fail to inquire about a patient’s allergies or will fail to review their medical history and will prescribe something that causes a severe, perhaps even fatal allergic reaction.
Can I sue my doctor if he prescribed me the wrong medication?
Regardless of the medication error, if you are a patient and you were seriously harmed by the mistake, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid medical malpractice claim against the careless doctor. However, you should only bring a medical malpractice claim with the assistance of a competent New York City medical malpractice attorney on your side. Our firm has significant experience handling these claims and fighting on behalf of our clients, and we are ready to put this experience to work for you.
How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim in New York State?
For most personal injury claims, the statute of limitations is three years, however, when it comes to medical malpractice claims in NYS, this isn’t the case. Typically, the statute of limitations is 2.5 years, meaning you will have even less time to bring your claim. This is why your best option is to simply bring your claim to our attention as soon as possible. We are ready to help you today.
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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. Contact our firm today.