Approximately 100,000 Americans are affected by prescription error and 7,000 die from it each year!
Prescription Error – Prescription error is one of the most common types of medical malpractice. How common?Approximately 100,000 Americans are affected by prescription error and 7,000 die from it eachyear!So what constitutes a prescription error? Prescription errors can be broken down into twogroups- errors committed by the prescriber (hospital, nursing home, doctor etc.) and errors committed by the pharmacist.Prescriber Errors-these include prescribing the wrong dosage, prescribing the medication forthe wrong amount of time, not considering the patients weight and age while prescribing themedication, and not considering any pre-existing condition that the patient may have which canbe affected by that specific medication and believe it or not, illegible handwriting.
Pharmacist Errors – One key error that the pharmacist can commit is distributing the wrong medication. This mistake is pure carelessness and one whose results can be fatal. A second key error is filling the prescription incorrectly.
If you have experienced such carelessness from your healthcare provider or from your pharmacist, contact a Personal Injury Lawyer who is experienced in cases in this area of law.
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