The Dangers of Drug Errors
In order for patients to receive the appropriate medications, doctors must first prescribe the right drugs, and pharmacists must then dispense the correct dose of the medicine prescribed by the doctor. Unfortunately, whether due to clerical errors or outright misunderstanding of pharmacopeia, thousands of patients suffer from pharmaceutical errors every year. Although not all prescription errors result in health complications, some powerful drugs can have drastic effects on a person’s well-being when they are given in the wrong situation or wrong dosage.
Complications from Pharmaceutical Errors
Depending on the nature of the medications involved, pharmaceutical errors can have a number of complications for the victims. However, the following damages are commonly associated with dangerous drug errors:
- Organ damage or, in extreme cases, complete organ failure
- Dangerous thinning of blood
- Nervous system problems
- Unexpected mood and behavior changes
- Dangerous drug interactions
Additionally, patients can also experience the worsening of their original health problems if they do not receive the proper medication to treat their issues. In either case, though, patients who have suffered due to pharmaceutical mistakes should not have to cover the financial repercussions of their damages.
If you or someone you love has been mistreated by a medical professional and provided with the wrong drugs or the wrong dosage, there may be legal options available to pursue compensation for your resulting injuries. To learn more about how we can assist you through the process of filing a medical malpractice claim, contact an attorney from Stepleton Dugan, LLC, at 513-321-7733 today.