The Wrong Medicine Can Cause Serious Harm
At the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C., in Phoenix, Arizona, our attorneys have decades of experience handling medical malpractice cases involving medication and prescription errors. If you or a loved one has suffered serious harm because of an error involving the medication provided, we will work hard to hold the negligent party accountable.
Medications must be administered with precision. Even a household medication like Tylenol can cause serious liver damage if provided in too high a quantity. Before writing a prescription, doctors must carefully review all other medications that the patient may be taking simultaneously in order to avoid dangerous drug interactions. Doctors must consider allergies. Even when writing the prescription, doctors must be careful. A decimal point in the wrong place can be a matter of life and death.
Pharmacists have a duty to review prescriptions before handing them over to patients. If they see that a patient has been prescribed two drugs that could interact negatively, they need to consult with the doctor. When filling the prescription, they must take care to read the doctor's writing with absolute accuracy. Many medications have similar names, but their effects are dramatically different. Mix-ups must be avoided.
In hospitals and other settings, nurses must be careful when administering medications. Nurses should be held accountable for providing wrong dosages, wrong medications or neglecting to provide the proper medication at all.
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