Though when most people think of medical malpractice they imagine surgical errors or other mistakes of that nature, medical malpractice comes in many different forms as well. One of those is medication errors. Unfortunately, if your doctor recently prescribed the wrong medication or otherwise, there is a very good chance you have incurred a great deal of harm as a result. We are here to help. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorneys to learn more about medication errors and how our firm can assist you in filing a medical malpractice claim. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is a medication error?
There are various ways in which a doctor could make a serious mistake when prescribing or administering medication, including the following:
- Prescribing the wrong type of medication to a patient
- Administering the incorrect amount of a medication to a patient
- Illegally prescribing medication to a patient
- Failing to inform a patient of a medication’s potential adverse side effects
- Failing to inquire a patient about his or her allergies before prescribing medication
- Administering the wrong medication in a hospital
How do I know if I can sue a doctor for malpractice?
If you are looking to sue a doctor for medical malpractice, you will have to hire an experienced Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorney who can analyze each aspect of your situation to satisfy the burden of proof. Essentially, to win a medical malpractice claim, your attorney will have to prove that a medical professional owed you a duty of care, and that he or she knowingly breached that duty of care by diverting from the standard course of medical treatment, thereby harming you and causing you to incur significant damages as a result.
How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim in Pennsylvania?
If you are someone who believes you are the victim of medical malpractice, the most important thing you can do is reach out to a medical malpractice attorney as soon as you can. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Pennsylvania is, under most circumstances, two years, which means you will only have two years from the date of the incident to take action against the medical professional that caused you harm. Our firm can begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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