Any time a person has a medical issue that requires medication, they trust in their doctors and nurses to administer the proper dosages and usually don’t think twice about it. However, there may be situations in which someone makes a mistake that can be detrimental to the patient’s health. A medication error can cause serious injury that requires surgery, internal organ damage, or even death.
If you have been administered an incorrect dosage of the correct medicine or the correct dosage of the incorrect medicine, you are facing a serious health risk. There may be unfortunate situations where nurses are understaffed and overworked which can lead to a mix up in medications. Even though the situation was entirely an accident, it may still be considered a medical malpractice lawsuit. Another common error is the failure to sterilize equipment that is used to administer medication which can have a serious negative impact on those who are receiving it.
Medication errors should be taken seriously as they can severely harm a person for the rest of their life. You may be able to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit to sue for damages and be compensated. You may be able to collect compensation for any medical bills associated with additional treatment due to the medication error, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and rehabilitation costs.
If you have been the victim of a medication error by a nurse or doctor, you should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can fight to bring you justice and work towards obtaining a monetary award.