Medication errors can be had to detect, but when the truth is revealed and the damage is done, those injured need to know that there is a place to turn for help. Shegerian & Associates has a team of personal injury attorneys skilled in this area of medical malpractice law dealing with medication errors and can help those affected find the best legal remedies available to them.
Who Can Be Liable for Medication Errors?
Medication errors often occur because of the negligence or mistake or a health care provider. Doctors, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmaceutical companies and hospitals could each potentially be held liable for medication errors.
The injuries that result are sometimes so severe that they become fatal. Organ damage is one sign of particularly debilitating medication errors. One of the most common signs, however, is an allergic reaction to medication that has been mistakenly administered or administered with the wrong dosage levels.
Many health care workers are trained to administer the 5 ‘rights’ when giving medication to patients. These include the right administration time, the right administration route, the right patient, the right dose and the right medication. Failure in any one of these ‘rights’ could result in liability for medication errors.
Liability for Medication Errors
Medication errors cause injuries to more than 1 million people annually in the United States. Yet, determining that a party to a medication error case is liable for medical malpractice is not always easy. Often the testimony of a number of expert witnesses is needed in order to prove that the damage done would not have occurred if there was no medication error.
Such cases can be complex and need the experienced and strategic knowledge of a well-qualified personal injury attorney to guide them. A Shegerian & Associates attorney can assist with gathering the necessary evidence for a medication error claim as well as pinpointing the appropriate laws and legal remedies for such cases.
Getting the Legal Help You Need
When you suspect that a medication error is the cause of a debilitating condition, it’s important to discuss it with your doctor or healthcare provider. It may also be wise to seek legal representation. Doing so as early on in the development of a case could prove essential as there are strict time limits for filing medication error suits.
Contact Shegerian & Associates today for a detailed discussion and analysis of your case. Let us help you get the justice you deserve for your medication error issue.