What Types of Medication Errors Constitute a Medical Malpractice Claim?

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You may hope that your medication will heal your injury or illness in a timely manner. But this possibility may be inhibited if a medical professional makes a mistake along the way.聽Follow along to find out the types of medication errors that constitute a medical malpractice claim and how a proficient New York City medication error attorney at Mark L. Bodner, P.C. can build up your legal strategy.

What instances of medication errors constitute a medical malpractice claim?

If you are made a victim of a medication error, then you may be suffering from health issues that are far more serious than what you were initially seeking treatment for. There are many instances of medication errors that go far beyond being prescribed the wrong type of medication. Nonetheless, you must be well-informed on all the instances that may constitute a medical malpractice claim. Examples are as follows:

  • You may sue a doctor for failing to prescribe a medication that will coincide with your allergies, medical history, and current prescriptions.
  • You may sue a doctor for failing to prescribe a medication at a dosage that will heal your injury or illness before it progresses to an incurable state.
  • You may sue a nurse for failing to administer a certain medication at the right time (i.e., skipping a day), dosage (i.e., forgetting a pill), and manner (i.e., forgetting to hook up an IV bag).
  • You may sue a nurse for failing to monitor your progress when on a certain medication (i.e., ignoring your adverse reactions).
  • You may sue a pharmacist for failing to dispense the right type or dosage of a certain medication (i.e., mixing up the labels).

What is the statute of limitations for my claim?

A medical professional’s moment of carelessness may place you in a vulnerable position of serious harm. Regardless of whether the medical professional claims that it was unintentional, that it was because they were overworked, or otherwise, you must hold them accountable. That is, you must bring forward a medical malpractice claim against them. This may just be the only way that you can recuperate financial compensation for your injuries and damages.

It is worth mentioning that justice cannot be served if you do not file your claim on time. That is, New York State has a statute of limitations of 2.5 years. Meaning, you may only have 2.5 years from the date on which your medication error occurred to file. Otherwise, you may be permanently barred from an opportunity to sue. You must not wait until the last minute, as it may take time to collect all the evidence necessary to supplement your claim.

Rather, there is no time like the present when filing your medical malpractice claim. So reach out to a talented New York City hospital negligence attorney from Mark L. Bodner, P.C. today.