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Hospitals Can Make Medication Errors

There are several ways that hospitals in Matthews, North Carolina, can make medication errors. When a hospital makes a medication error and a serious injury results to you or a loved one, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit against the hospital. 

Hospitals and hospital employees owe a duty of reasonable care to their employees. Part of this duty includes making sure that they supply their patients with the proper medications in the proper dosages. When hospital employees, such as doctors and nurses, prescribe the incorrect medications or dispense the incorrect medications to a patient – and an injury, illness, or other complication results – then the responsible hospital and/or hospital employee can be liable. 

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or illness due to a hospital medication error, the experienced Matthews medical malpractice lawyers at Panchenko Law Firm are ready to help. Our legal team can investigate the circumstances in order to find out exactly what occurred. We may then be able to file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit on your behalf and pursue the monetary compensation you deserve. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can assist you with your medical malpractice claim or lawsuit against a hospital. 

Types of Hospital Medication Errors

When it comes to hospital medication errors, doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers can make mistakes. Some of the most common medication errors that occur in a hospital setting include the following:

 

  1. Prescribing the incorrect medication – Doctors and nurse practitioners have a duty to ensure that they prescribe patients the proper medications to treat their symptoms and injuries. They are also responsible for knowing their patient’s entire health history, including medication allergies and other medications that the patient may be taking at that time.
  2. Administering the wrong medication – Problems can also occur when a healthcare provider at a hospital, such as a nurse, administers the incorrect medication to the incorrect patient. Many medications have side effects, and consuming the incorrect medication could lead to illness or even death in some instances.
  3. Administering the incorrect medication dosage – Nurses and other healthcare providers who administer medication to patients must ensure that they administer the medication in the correct dosage. Giving the patient too much of the medication at one time, for example, could lead to serious complications for the patient. 

 

Call an Experienced Matthews Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

If you or a person you love has suffered the adverse impact of a hospital medication error, it is essential that you speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible about your legal options – including the requirements and time periods for filing a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. The legal team at Panchenko Law Firm is committed to helping you pursue the monetary compensation that you or your loved one deserves for the injuries or illnesses suffered due to a hospital medication error.

For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Matthews medical malpractice lawyer, please call us today at (704) 900-7675 or contact us online for more information. 

 

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