Don’t Let A Medication Error Ruin Your Life
Advances in science and technology have made for some amazing breakthroughs in medicine. Diseases and conditions once thought to be virtually untreatable have become quite manageable with proper treatments and medications.
Unfortunately, pharmaceuticals can become quite dangerous if they are not administered properly. In Southwest Florida, the attorneys at The Law Office of Terry S. Nelson, P.A., represents clients who have been injured as a result of a medication error committed by a doctor, nurse or other health care employee.
If You’ve Been Hurt By A Mistake, Work With Our Lawyers
Hospitals and clinics have safeguards in place that are intended to prevent medication mistakes. However, human error can still lead to disastrous consequences when it comes to medical malpractice. Our firm works with individuals who have suffered harm as a result of:
- Improper dosages or frequency of medication
- Failure to recognize a dangerous interaction between two or more drugs
- Overlooking a patient’s allergy or other entry on a chart or medical history
- Administering the incorrect drug altogether
Dangerous mistakes can also originate at the pharmacy. Incorrectly entering a prescription could lead a patient to take too much or not enough of a medication, for example. An incorrect decimal point in a dosage amount could lead to a prescription 10 times too strong or 10 times too weak — scenarios with dire consequences.