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Possible Effects of Hospital Medication Errors

Possible Effects of Hospital Medication ErrorsHospital staff can make many types of errors when it comes to dispensing the proper medication to patients. If you suffered complications or injuries due to medication errors, contact a Matthews medical malpractice attorney right away.

 

When people seek medical treatment at a hospital for an injury or illness, they trust that emergency room doctors and other health care providers will prescribe them the correct medication. However, emergency rooms are often very busy, and doctors – in their haste – might administer the wrong medication to a patient. When this happens, the affected patient could suffer a serious injury or even death in the worst-case scenario.

 

If you have suffered a medical complication due to a hospital medication error, you might be eligible to pursue and recover monetary compensation for everything that you went through. The Matthews medical malpractice lawyers at the Panchenko Law Firm could help you handle your claim from beginning to end and pursue the compensation that you deserve.

 

Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 

Emergency room health care providers owe a high duty of care to their patients. Specifically, they must take a complete medication history from their patients and prescribe them safe medications to treat their injuries and illnesses. When emergency room health care providers violate this duty of care, the patient could experience one or more of the following:

 

  1. Rash or other skin breakouts
  2. Sudden illness
  3. Heart attack or stroke
  4. Severe pain or vomiting
  5. Anaphylaxis

 

These side effects and others are especially common when a prescribed medication reacts with a medication that the patient is already taking. In the worst-case scenario, a hospital medication error could result in a patient’s untimely and unnecessary death.

Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim

 

Emergency room doctors and other healthcare professionals must behave in a reasonable manner at all times. When they don’t, serious complications – including medication errors and their side effects – can result.

 

If you have suffered an injury or illness due to a hospital medication error, a Matthews medical malpractice lawyer could assist you with retaining an expert to prove that the hospital doctor did something wrong. An expert healthcare provider may also be able to causally connect the hospital provider’s negligence to the injury or illness which you later suffered.

 

If you are able to satisfy the burden of proof in medical negligence or malpractice claim, you could recover various forms of monetary compensation. First, you might be eligible to recover all of your medical expenses — even if health insurance paid for some or all of those expenses. In addition, you could pursue compensation for lost wages and pain and suffering. Pain and suffering damages are designed to compensate injured patients for all of their emotional distress, inconvenience, and mental anguish that they experience due to their injury or illness.

Talk to a Matthews Medical Malpractice Lawyer about Your Legal Issue Today

 

If you have suffered an illness or injury because of a hospital medication error, you may have legal options available to you. The skilled legal team at the Panchenko Law Firm could help you pursue a medical malpractice claim against the negligent medical provider and/or the hospital itself.

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

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