Oklahoma City Medication Error Injury Lawyer
In the United States, 1.5 million people fall victim to medication errors.
In the United States, 1.5 million people fall victim to medication errors. While some of these errors do not result in serious injury, it is important to note that nearly one-fourth of medical malpractice suits involve medication errors, and that more people die from medication errors than on the job injuries. The most common forms of medication errors include:
Improper Combination of Medicines
Some medications that are fine on their own can lead to serious complications when combined with other drugs.
Being Given the Wrong Medication
This could be due to an error by the pharmacy, a misdiagnosis, and other factors.
Improper Medication due to Handwriting Errors
It has become something of a cliché that doctors have poor handwriting. Unfortunately, this “cliché” can prove deadly when it leads to misreading the drug’s name or the dosage.
Confusion Over Drug Names
Many drugs sound alike, but the illnesses they are intended to treat and the effects of the drugs may be quite different. And, dangerous.
The Pharmacy Fills the Prescription Incorrectly
It seems simple enough to fill a prescription, but mistakes are made all the time. Lack of attention, understaffing, poor handwriting, mislabeling… all can lead to complications and injury.
Adverse Side Effects of Medication
Some medications have severe side effects that may lead to injury and even death.
Allergic Reactions to Medication
Failing to note a patient’s allergies to certain medications is a common and dangerous medication error.
If you believe that you or someone you love has been a victim of medication errors, contact Hasbrook and Hasbrook – Oklahoma City Medical Malpractice Lawyers as soon as possible to learn how we can be of assistance. Hasbrook and Hasbrook knows how to help you when you or a loved one has been the victim of medication errors. Give them a call today to get the assistance you need.