Wrong Dose

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Every year in the United States, thousands of people suffer harm as a result of medication errors, particularly wrong dose administration of drugs. Reports of serious injury and death resulting from a wrong dose is not an uncommon occurrence and is often the result of negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional.

If you or a loved one has suffered harm as a result of a wrong dose of medication, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your losses. Please contact us today to speak with a qualified medical malpractice lawyer who can evaluate your case to determine if medical negligence directly resulted in your injuries.

Why Wrong Dose Occurs

Wrong dose medication mistakes resulting from human error occur too frequently in hospitals, doctor's offices, clinics, and other healthcare facilities around the country. Sadly, these mistakes may result in devastating consequences including overdose and death. Recent reports of three premature babies who were killed and three others whose lives were put at risk after they were given the wrong dose of an anti-coagulant drug in a U.S. hospital have raised additional concern over the growing rate of medication errors.

There are a number of factors that contribute to wrong dose drug administration errors in healthcare facilities including, but not limited to:

  • Miscommunication between hospital staff
  • Failure to properly fill or store medication vials
  • Failure to double-check medication vials to ensure proper dosage
  • Procedural errors among doctors or nurses
  • Unclear drug labeling
  • Failure to obtain or consider a patient's vital statistics (blood pressure, heart rate, etc.) when prescribing drugs
  • More

Your Legal Rights

If you or someone you love has suffered serious injury or death caused by a wrong dose error, you may be entitled to recover your losses including pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income capacity, and more. A medical malpractice attorney has a wealth of experience handling these kinds of cases and can ensure your legal rights and interests are fully protected. Please contact us today to consult with a qualified and caring medical malpractice lawyer FREE of charge.

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