ACT QUICKLY IF YOU SUSPECT MEDICATION ERROR
It can be difficult to tell if someone has suffered due to a medication error, but if you have any suspicions, call us. The legal team at Friedman, Domiano & Smith has successfully handled countless cases throughout Northeast Ohio, and we can help you. Read about our verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice cases.
There are generally three types of medication errors:
- Too much medication: If a nurse or pharmacist gives you an accidental overdose, the results can be liver failure, kidney failure, respiratory depression or death.
- The wrong medication: When the wrong medication is administered, patients are harmed twice: first, for possible reactions to the wrong medicine; and second, for not receiving the actual medication they need.
- Improper timing of medication: Patients depend on health care providers to dispense medication on time. When providers fail to do so, complications can occur, especially when patients have conditions such as diabetes.
THE ETHICAL STANDARDS OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
Remember, medical professionals must uphold the highest standard of ethics because they are dealing with life and death situations. If they make mistakes, they should be held accountable.