ATTORNEYS FOR MEDICATION ERRORS IN NEW YORK
The Fitzgerald Law Firms have over 40 years of hospital malpractice experience, including cases of hospital medication error. Many of these claims resulted in multi-million-dollar jury verdicts and settlements, including the top medical malpractice jury verdict in the nation in 2002–$94.8 Million (Lawyers Weekly, USA).
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A hospital medication error is usually the result of hospital malpractice. A hospital medication error can be the result of many mistakes:
- The wrong medication altogether may be administered;
- The improper dosage of the correct medicine may be prescribed;
- The wrong medication may be given to a person with drug allergies, someone who is taking other medications that cause adverse reaction when combined, or someone with special health considerations (i.e. liver and kidney problems) that may be affected by this wrong medication.
NURSE MEDICATION ERRORS
When it comes to administering medications, nurses receive strict training instruction pertaining to the expected level of care they are to provide. This includes administering the right medication to the right patient at the right time, and doing it the right way.
Any deviation from this training has the potential to cause life-threatening harm.
COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES
According to reports, about 9 out of 10 incidents of wrong medication administration can be avoided by simply following proper protocol.
If you feel that you or someone you love has been given the wrong medication by a health care provider, you could be eligible for compensation for your pain and suffering.
For a free consultation, call us here at The Fitzgerald Law Firm. Our number is 800-323-9900.