Can I bring legal action if I was given incorrect medication?

One of the most important medical advances available to humans is medication. We rely on our medical professionals to accurately determine what medication we need, how much we need, and when we need it. When medical professionals make medication errors, the victims can suffer tremendous repercussions and may even result in death.

Some common medication errors include:

  • mixups between patient medication
  • the wrong dosage of medication
  •  failure to assess patient’s allergies to medication
  • incorrect prescriptions

Of course, if an individual takes medication that was not meant for them or is the wrong amount, the consequences can be awful. In many situations, medication errors can require an individual to need further medical care and require them to spend additional time in the hospital. In the worst cases, a patient may actually suffer fatal consequences. Regardless of what happens, a medication error can result in significant financial burdens for the victim such as additional medical bills, lost wages due to time out of work, or even the cost of a funeral.

If you have been the victim of a medication error due to the negligence of a medical professional, you may be able to bring a lawsuit and recover economic and noneconomic damages to relieve some of your burdens. It is important to retain the services of an experienced medical malpractice attorney that can help you prove negligence and guide you towards a successful recovery.

If you need the services of an experienced Montgomery County attorney who focuses on medical negligence, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation today.