Potential Medication Errors
The continual development of new or improved pharmaceutical products has helped to cure many people of illness or to control the symptoms of their ailments. Pharmaceutical companies conduct extensive experiments to identify a precise combination of potent chemicals that might address a specific kind of illness. When mistakes are made in the administration of these powerful drugs, what had previously been an asset quickly becomes a dangerous threat.
If you or your loved one has suffered adverse health effects as a result of medication errors, then it is important for you to hold the negligent healthcare accountable for the harm that you have suffered. Contact the Des Moines medication error lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about the financial compensation that you may be due.
Examples of Medication Errors
Examples of medication errors that may arise include:
- Administration of the wrong medication
- Administration of the wrong dosage of the correct medication
- Failure to account for other medications that a patient is taking
- Failure to account for a patient’s medical history
It seems like it should be fairly straightforward to ensure that a patient receives the correct medication and in the correct dosage, but the situation is complicated by the involvement of numerous people. The successful diagnosis and treatment of an illness with a particular medication relies upon complete and accurate communication of information and the execution of occupational responsibilities by current doctors, previous doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and others.
We are passionately committed to helping the victims of medical malpractice pursue the financial compensation that they are rightfully owed. Contact the Des Moines medical malpractice lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.