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Medication Errors

Medication Errors

Medication errors are one form of medical malpractice that occurs when a doctor or other medical professional administers the wrong medication or the wrong amount of the correct medication. Either way, a medication error can lead to grave consequences, including death. If you believe a medication error has occurred in your treatment, it’s important for you to understand you rights as a victim.

The Five Rights

Healthcare professionals are trained to think of the five rights when it comes to administering medication. The five rights include the right administration time, the right administration route, the right patient, the right dose, and the right medication. Failing to provide any of these rights could lead to serious injuries that are often hard to detect in the beginning. Victims may believe they are just experiencing negative side effects of the medication, but in reality, they could be suffering from something as serious as organ damage or a fatal allergic reaction.

Who Is Liable For Medication Errors?

When you visit a doctor, you expect him to provide you with the highest quality of care. But, if you were injured as a result of a doctor failing to deliver the expected standard of care, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Speak to the team of personal injury attorneys at Shegerian Conniff today to discuss your legal options.

Get the Justice You Deserve

If you or a loved one believe your doctor has made a medication error, speak to an attorney before discussing the matter with your healthcare provider. Getting an attorney involved early on can help, since an attorney can guide you on how to get the evidence you need to prove liability in court. Because there are tight deadlines for filing a lawsuit related to medication errors, the sooner you speak to an attorney to begin the process, the better.

To speak with a personal injury attorney today, Contact Shegerian Conniff to schedule a free legal consultation.

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