Helping Victims of Medication Errors in Daytona Beach
Medication Errors and Medical Malpractice
The attorneys at Ogle Law are fully committed to our clients’ interests above all other considerations. We will do everything it takes to protect and advance the rights of our clients. If you experienced injury that was caused by another’s negligence, you may seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. Individuals, corporations, and others have a duty to exercise reasonable care and caution and to behave in a manner that does not harm others. This includes cases where a physician or a pharmacist committed a medication error that resulted in harm to an individual.
Medication errors involve medicine that is given in incorrect or inappropriate drug use and can cause injury or harm to a patient. Medication errors include prescribing, administering, or filling a prescription for the wrong drug, wrong dose, or wrong route of administration to a patient. Medication errors can involve mistakes made by a doctor or other prescriber, including a nurse or other healthcare agent, a pharmacist, a family member, or the patient themselves. Medication errors may also involve failing to note drug interactions, drug-disease state interactions, and drug-food interactions.
Many medication errors are caused by confusion of medicines that have similar names, such as primidone and prednisone, which is often confused with 12 other drugs. Manufacturers have changed the name of existing medications to prevent additional errors. Medications errors can also happen because of improperly written dosage amounts involving decimal points such as mistaking a 25mg dose with a 2.5 mg dose. Computer systems have been introduced to help prevent these errors, but they can still occur. The use of computerized systems to write scripts and perform medication administration can help ensure that patients get the correct medication at the correct doses, but these technologies are not employed in every situation.
When Medication Errors Cause Harm
Though many technologies have been developed to reduce the number of medication errors in healthcare settings, they are not in place in all healthcare facilities. Human errors at various levels of the healthcare system continue to happen. This means that patients continue to suffer from medical malpractice, requiring the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney to help them recover compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one has been harmed or have suffered serious consequences due to a medication error, you should contact a knowledgeable attorney like William Ogle to evaluate your case.
Compensation for Medical Malpractice Cases Involving Medication Errors
Medical malpractice: Doctors, nurses, hospitals, emergency rooms, surgical operating rooms, urgent care facilities, and those in the medical field all have a duty to provide medical care that falls within standard, approved medical protocols. If an injury, illness, infection, or other medical problem arises from deviating from approved medical standards, the negligent party may be held accountable in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Injured parties are encouraged to stand up for their rights, as this benefits not only themselves, but others in similar situations.
Aggressive Injury Representation from Board Certified Trial Specialists William Ogle
If you have been injured or harmed due to a medication error that was caused by another’s negligence, that party should be held accountable for their actions. Daytona Beach Personal Injury attorney William Ogle and Parama Liberman are experienced, effective, and successful plaintiff’s rights lawyers. William Ogle also holds the distinction of national board-certified civil trial specialist. With thousands of successful settlements and court awards over the past 30 years, attorney Ogle is fully prepared to help you obtain the highest compensation for your medical malpractice claim.
Contact Daytona Beach Personal Injury Law Firm Ogle Law for a Free Case Review
Attorney William Ogle is an experienced and skilled negotiator and an accomplished, successful trial attorney. His ability to effectively settle and try cases is a result of 30 years of legal practice and a commitment to his clients to serve their needs. There are no fees involved unless we settle or win your case. To schedule your free complimentary consultation, call or text (386) 253-2500 at our Daytona Beach office or for our Alachua office.