Unfortunately, it is possible for doctors to make mistakes and errors when it comes to making decisions for our well-being. We put trust into our doctors to provide for us with a standard of care. If you have been harmed by your doctor making a medication-related error, reach out to our experienced medical malpractice attorney today to discuss your qualifications for financial compensation. Continue reading to discover the most common medication errors, how to know if you qualify for compensation, and how long you will have to take legal action against the negligent doctor.
What are the most common medication errors?
There are many instances that a medication error can occur. It is possible for a medication error to occur in a hospital, a doctor’s office, and other settings. The most common medication errors are as follows:
- Not asking about your allergies before prescribing medication
- Illegibly prescribing medication
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Not informing patients of potential adverse side effects
- Administering the incorrect amount of a medication
- Administering the wrong medication in a hospital setting
Unfortunately, these medication errors can result in a number of injuries and damages. The most common issues that can arise due to medication errors are as follows:
- Adverse side effects
- Allergic reactions
How can I know if I have a valid medical malpractice claim?
In order to qualify for financial compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will have to prove that you were the patient of the doctor in question and that they owed you a duty of care. The next step you will have to take is to prove that the doctor breached the standard of care that he owed you by not taking the standard accepted form of treatment. You will prove that your condition worsened and that you suffered financial damages as a direct result of the doctor’s actions.
Medical malpractice claims are known for being difficult to win due to the fact that the doctor will likely hire a team of legal experts to disprove your claim. The doctor’s career is on the line in the situation and it is important to have a medical malpractice attorney in your corner who is prepared to work tirelessly to fight for your rights. Reach out to our experienced medical malpractice firm today to discuss our services. We will work to obtain your medical records, doctor’s notes, x-rays, and more to achieve the compensation you require to heal.
How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim in New York?
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York is generally two and a half years. This means that from the date of your accident, you will have two and a half years to take legal action against the negligent doctor who caused your injuries or damages. It is important to take legal action as soon as possible to avoid being barred from suing. To begin your claims process today, reach out to our firm to schedule an initial consultation.
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