Medication Errors and Prescription Mistakes Due to New York Medical Malpractice

Medication Errors

New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains Medication Errors and Prescription Mistakes 

You may wonder how do medication errors and prescription mistakes still happen.  After all, there is so much training that occurs now.  Computer programs check and recheck for errors more times than a human brain can do.  Multiple professionals such as doctors, PAs, nurses, pharmacists, pharm-techs, and other individuals are all checking and re-checking medications and prescriptions at the time they are ordered, filled, and administered.  These are very important tasks to be performed competently.  But our New York medical malpractice lawyer knows that this is not always the case.

Medication errors and prescription mistakes occur all of the time.  They can lead to very serious personal injuries and even wrongful death of a patient.  Even simply mixups can result in catastrophic complications which result in fatal mistakes.  Some common mistakes include the following:

  • Cutting a pill that should not be cut or split;
  • Mixing up medications;
  • Mixing up patients;
  • Giving too much of a dose at one time;
  • Giving the medication too many times/more frequently than directed;
  • Giving too little of the medication to affect the person;
  • Giving the medication too few times/too infrequently than directed;
  • Errors in preparing the medication such as mixing, shaking, or measuring; and
  • Other complications.

If there are failures with these medication errors or prescription mistakes, or any other types of mistakes, it could be due to New York medical malpractice.  This means that patients could be horrifically injured or wrongfully killed.  Patients have rights when this happens and they should contact our New York medical malpractice lawyer to learn what their rights to compensation may be.

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