Each medication is made for a specific purpose or a group of purposes. So when a person is ill, they are prescribed the proper medication to help them get well or better manage a condition. If they are prescribed the wrong medication or given the wrong medication while in a hospital or nursing home, the results can be devastating. The result can sometimes be someone becoming very ill or death.
If you have become ill or a loved one has become sick or died due to a medication error, you may be able to hold the responsible party accountable. Chances are you are facing medical bills, you have lost pay from not being able to go to work, and you have incurred other costs from this act that was not your fault. When this is the case, you can exercise your rights by employing the help of an experienced Mankato personal injury lawyer. Your attorney will evaluate what occurred and use all available resources to find out why and how so a strong case can be built for you.
Pursuing All Types Of Medication Errors
There are a number of instances in which medication errors can occur. They are:
- Doctor errors – The doctor prescribing medication prescribes the wrong medication or the wrong dosage.
- Pharmacist errors – The pharmacist does not catch the doctor error or the pharmacist allows the wrong drug to be filled. Pharmacists tend to be overworked, but this fact has no bearing when it comes to ensuring that every pill that goes into the hands of patients is the right pill.
- Facility errors – Staff in a hospital or a nursing facility may administer the wrong medication to a patient/resident. This can occur when giving one patient’s medication to another patient or simply giving the wrong medication or too much.
Whatever the type of error, it is important that a thorough investigation takes place to get to the bottom of it so that the proper compensation can be sought. Your attorney will evaluate the damages done to you so that the amount of money requested is enough to pay for your medical expenses and other costs incurred due to the medication error.
Fighting For The Best Result
Once it is determined who is responsible, why they are responsible, and how, your Southern Minnesota personal injury lawyer will fight for the best possible result. This means working to settle with the insurance company or going to trial when necessary. We navigate the complexities of the legal system while you focus on your health. When decisions need to be made, we will provide you with your options, the expected outcomes of those options, and give you the tools to make informed decisions so you can achieve the result you need.
Contact A Mankato Personal Injury Attorney
Medication errors are very serious. They can be made by the prescribing doctor, by a nurse, or by a pharmacist. Whoever has made the error, the result can be very serious and that is why medications need to be prescribed accurately, administered accurately, and filled properly at the pharmacy. If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a medication error, Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD can help. Call 507-625-2525 for a free consultation.