According to experts, medication errors harm an estimated 1.5 million people each year costing in excess of $3.5 billion annually. Prescribing and administering the wrong medication and/or dosage is unfortunately a common form of provider error. These errors can lead to a wide range of complications. For example, a patient that is allergic to one type of medication may be accidentally given that medication resulting in a severe reaction or even death.
As an experienced Greenville, SC medical malpractice lawyer, Bobby Jones has represented victims of medication errors. If you or someone that you know has suffered an injury as a result of being prescribed or administered the wrong medication and/or dosage, contact Bobby Jones Law to discuss your rights and options.
Common Types of Medication Errors
There are many reasons why medical providers commonly prescribe, administer, or dispense the incorrect medication. For example, a pharmacist may misread a prescription and provide the wrong dosage or medication. Or hospital staff may inadvertently administer too much medication into a patient’s IV line resulting in an overdose.
Some common types of medication errors include:
- • Prescribing or administering the wrong dosage
- Prescribing or administering the wrong medication
- Prescribing or administering too much of a medication resulting in an overdose
- Prescribing or administering a medication that the patient is allergic to
- Rendering improper medication instructions
- Failing to advise and counsel the patient about the use of the medication and potential side effects
- Giving medication meant for one patient to another patient
This is by no means meant to be an exhaustive list. There are countless instances of dangerous and potentially fatal medication errors. If you or a loved one has suffered from a medication error related injury, it is important to seek legal counsel from an experienced Greenville, SC medical malpractice lawyer.
Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Greenville, SC Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice cases involving patient injuries or death attributable to medication errors are complex. Victims must show that medical provider was negligent by failing to render an acceptable standard of care.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to a South Carolina medical provider’s negligent actions, it is important to consult with an experienced Greenville, SC medical malpractice lawyer to discuss your rights and remedies. Bobby Jones Law has a proven track record of helping medical malpractice victims and their loved ones to recover the compensation that they deserve. We serve clients throughout South Carolina from our office conveniently located in Greenville. Please contact us for a FREE consultation.