We trust that doctors will make the right decision when it comes to our well-being. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and if your doctor recently made a medication-related error, there is a very good chance that you were harmed and are now seeking financial compensation as a result. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is a medication error?
Oftentimes, medication errors occur in hospitals, though they can happen in other settings as well, such as doctor’s offices. Some of the most common types of medication errors are as follows:
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Not informing patients of potential adverse side effects
- Not asking about your allergies before prescribing medication
- Administering the wrong medication in a hospital setting
- Administering the incorrect amount of a medication
- Illegibly prescribing medication
How do I know if I qualify for financial compensation?
Medical malpractice claims are notoriously difficult to win, as you can expect the doctor will hire a team of legal experts to disprove your claim, as the doctor’s career is most likely on the line. However, our firm can effectively fight those doctors and attorneys. To do so, we will first prove that you were a patient of the doctor’s, and that he or she owed you a duty of care. You will then have to prove that the doctor breached that standard of care by not taking the standard accepted form of treatment, and that your condition worsened and you suffered significant financial damages as a result. This is not always easy, which is why we will tirelessly work to obtain your medical records, x-rays, and doctor’s notes detailing how the doctor’s negligence now affects your life on a daily basis.
How long will I have to sue a doctor for a medication error in New York State?
If you sustain an injury in New York State, the statute of limitations says you generally have three years from the date of that accident to sue the party responsible. However, in medical malpractice cases, you will generally only have 2.5 years from the date of the incident to take legal action, which is why you must file your claim as soon as possible. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is give us a call.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
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.