When we are ill, we cannot always rely on over-the-counter medications to heal our ailments. Some injuries or illnesses require the aid of prescription medication to thwart infections, reduce pain or initiate the treatment process. However, in order for these medications to work appropriately for patients in Pennsylvania or elsewhere, a patient must receive the correct medication at the proper time and at the right dose. If a doctor or a nurse fails in this respect, it could lead to serious consequences for the patient.
At Rosen Louik & Perry, we recognize that patients in Pittsburgh rely on medical professionals to aid them when they are not well. Nevertheless, human errors are possible in the medical setting; moreover, medical professionals are held to a certain standard, and if they cannot meet that level of care, it could amount to serious harm or even death to the patient. Medication errors could occur for various reasons, but they commonly occur when a nurse or doctor fills a syringe with the wrong medication, a patient is prescribed the wrong medication, the wrong dose was administered to a patient or the incorrect drug was administered to a patient.
When medication errors occur, a patient could suffer greatly. The wrong drug could interact with his or her current medications, causing serious side effects. The wrong dose could hinder a treatment plan or be fatal. Such medical negligence could result in serious harm to a patient, and the medical professional responsible for these harms could be held accountable for his or her mistakes. Our legal team is dedicated to helping patients protect their rights and recover compensation for damages caused by negligent medical professionals.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s medication error webpage. If you or a loved one have been harmed due to a medication error, it is important that you are aware of your rights. This will ensure that you take the proper steps when seeking recourses after suffering physical, mental and financial hardships due to a medication error.