Intravenous (IV) therapies and treatments are among the most risky ways to dispense medication or treatment to a patient. In many cases, they are administered in emergency situations when a medical professional is more likely to skip a necessary step, simply because of the time-sensitive nature of the situation or an understaffed healthcare facility. These conditions can lead to a number of IV errors resulting in serious injury.It must be said that IV errors aren’t limited to emergency situations. In fact, there a number of other reasons that can cause IV errors to occur.Some of the most common types of IV errors include:
- incorrect injection of drug;
- untimely administration of drug;
- overdose/wrong dose of drug;
- incorrect method used to give an IV medication;
- technical errors with IV valves and pumps;
- mixture of IV drugs; and
- an incorrect drug or medicine given to the patient.
Any form of intravenous (IV) treatment or therapy carries a risk of IV errors, which in turn, can lead to serious injuries. A Chicago medical malpractice attorney can investigate the details of your claim to determine whether or not your injuries fall under the category of medical malpractice in Illinois. Hiring a Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Pursuing a Chicago medical malpractice claim based on an IV error-or any type of medical negligence, for that matter-is never an easy task. Doctors and hospitals are prepared for medical malpractice claims, and as such, have employed an arsenal of seasoned legal defense experts.If you believe you have been injured as a result of a medical professional’s negligent actions, you should not be left to face the consequences on your own. An experienced Chicago medical malpractice attorney can evaluate your medical malpractice case, assess damages, and help prove negligence. Contact us today at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle for a no cost case evaluation – 312-263-1080.