Medication Errors Caused by New York Medical Malpractice: Kingston Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains

Medication Errors, Opioid

Medication and drugs are strong substances.  They are intended to induce a certain reaction in your body.  This reaction is used to treat an approved purpose or condition by the FDA.  Because of this, it is more likely that errors in administrating medication or mix ups will result in very serious personal injuries or even the wrongful death when New York medical malpractice is the cause of the error.  Particularly given that a lot of medication is given to sick, injured, elderly, or other vulnerable patients, when there is a medication mixup patients should contact a Kingston medical malpractice lawyer.

There are many causes of medication mixups or prescription errors which may be the result of New York medical malpractice.  Some of these errors include the following:

  • Wrong patient;
  • Wrong dose;
  • Too often giving a dose;
  • Overdosing;
  • Not given with food (which magnifies the effect or caustic properties in the body);
  • Mixing other over-the-counter medications with prescriptions that are contraindicated;
  • For IV injectables, administering it too slow or way too fast and causing injury; and
  • Many other causes.

When these errors occur, patients may become victims and be seriously injured or wrongful killed.  The damage is most likely to occur in elderly patients who may be taking a cocktail of drugs and medications.  This is carefully screened and approved by physicians who have the exact dosing and types carefully determined.  However, when nurses or administering staff mix up the combinations, it can result in serious personal injuries or fatal outcomes.

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