If you are suffering from an injury or disease, you likely trust that a medical professional will provide you with the proper medication to aid your healing process. So, it can be devastating if your medical professional breaches your trust and acts erroneously. Continue reading to learn the different types of medication errors and how an experienced New York City medication error attorney at Mark L. Bodner, P.C. can help you through this difficult situation.
What are considered different types of medication errors?
Notably, when a medical professional makes a medication error, this is considered a form of medical malpractice. Examples of the different types of medication errors include, but are not limited to, the following:
- A medical professional prescribes you a type of medication that triggers an allergic reaction.
- A medical professional prescribes you a type of medication that should not be mixed with your current prescriptions.
- A medical professional prescribes you a type of medication that should not be taken with your medical history.
- A medical professional prescribes you the wrong dosage of medication necessary to heal your injury or disease.
- A medical professional did not carefully consider how to administer the medication to you.
- A medical professional did not carefully consider the serious adverse events that you may experience with the medication.
- A medical professional did not carefully monitor your progress while you were taking the medication.
- A medical professional did not carefully transcribe the prescribed medication for you (i.e., it is illegible, it is the wrong name, etc).
- A medical professional illegally transcribed the prescribed medication for you (i.e., it is not on official prescription paper).
If any of the above situations apply to you, then you may want to strongly consider filing a medical malpractice claim against the negligent medical professional.
What are the different arguments I can take for my case?
For your medical malpractice case, you may make the argument that a medical professional acted negligently in making a medication error, which ultimately perpetuated your medical issue. That is, you may state that such an erroneous action caused you further pain and suffering, or maybe even caused your disease to become incurable. So, when collecting your evidence, you will need pieces of proof that point to the following as true:
- You were the patient of a medical professional, so they owed you a duty of care.
- This medical professional deviated from the medical standard of care, so they breached this duty of care.
- They breached this duty of care by prescribing or administering the wrong type of dosage of medication for you.
- You experienced further pain and suffering due to this medication error.
Without further ado, you must retain the services of a skilled New York City hospital negligence attorney immediately. We can assure you that we are passionate about your case, so contact us today.