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Building a medical malpractice claim around medication errors

The right medications are often vital in recovering from illnesses and injuries. Most of us are not pharmaceutical experts. Therefore, we must rely on prescribing physicians and the pharmacists to make sure the drugs we receive are safe and accurate.

We can be safe in assuming that most professionals take special care to ensure we receive the right medications in the correct dosages, but sometimes mistakes still happen. As human beings, we know this, but that does not mean we don't deserve justice when a doctor or pharmacy makes a critical error in dispensing medication.

A common legal remedy for victims of drug errors is to initiate a medical malpractice claim. This solution holds the responsible party to account for his or her negligence while also opening the door to much-needed compensation for the victim.

You may already be aware of common drug errors like dosage mistakes or even dispensing the wrong medication. Below you will find some lesser-known drug errors that may provide you with grounds for a medical malpractice claim.

  • Failing to make sure the patient has adequate knowledge about the drug
  • Failing to identify possible allergies to the drug
  • Failing to identify circumstances in which the drug may negatively interact with other drugs
  • Failing to monitor the patient's prescriptions and medications

Arguably, some of the burden for the above errors may fall on the patient's shoulders if he or she is not honest and communicative with doctors and pharmacists. However, as we stated above, most of us are not medication experts, which places a large portion of injury responsibility with physicians and pharmacies. Please see our website for more information about medical malpractice in the state of Florida.

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