Administering a Medication to The Wrong Patient
Hospital errors are a serious problem and cause fatalities as well as serious and permanent injuries each year. A common type of error occurs when hospitals, pharmacies, and other medical settings issue the wrong medication to the wrong patient. In many cases, these types of errors occur due to medical negligence in Miami and area hospitals and medical settings. These errors are often considered a preventable mistake because a correct system of checks and a correct system of policies can often prevent these types of deadly mistakes.
If you have been injured by medication error in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in the area. Medication errors are often preventable, and this can mean that you may have a legal claim that allows you to seek compensation for damages, including lost wages, medical bills, and other costs related to your injuries. To get more details, contact the Flaxman Law Group. Your initial consultation is free and comes with no obligation, so you risk nothing by discussing your case and getting legal advice before you make any decisions.Why do Medication Mix-ups Occur in Miami and South Florida?
Medication mix-ups can occur due to a number of preventable reasons:
- patient record mix-ups
- lack of patient monitoring and checks
- poor hospital policies
- incorrect labeling of medication or patient records
- pharmacy error
Generally, medication errors are red flags signs of possible negligence or recklessness. Most medical experts agree that correct checks as well as careful monitoring can help prevent the majority of these types of mistakes. Any time that you are injured because you are given the wrong medication, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami or your community, because you may have a legal claim. Pursuing a legal claim is important because it can give you answers about how your injury occurred. It can also force a hospital, pharmacy, or physician’s office to make important safety changes so that others are not injured in the same way. In many cases, you will not even know whether you have been the victim of negligence until you do consult with an attorney; medical professionals and their insurance companies almost never admit fault upfront. Pursuing justice can mean pursuing answers, the truth, and fair compensation for your injuries.
Are you looking for a medical malpractice attorney in Miami or South Florida? There is no reason for you to go through the legal and claims process alone. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has extensive experience with medical malpractice and personal injury claims in Miami and across South Florida. In fact, the legal team has already resolved slip thousands of personal injury claims and emergency room negligence claims in Miami and across South Florida. To find out what the legal professionals at the Flaxman Law Group can do for you, contact the Flaxman Law Group today for a free, confidential case evaluation.