Medication Error – MisdiagnosisA misdiagnosis of a medical condition can lead to a patient then being prescribed the wrong medication. This type of error can not only lead to injuries from taking the wrong medication but there is also a risk or serious or fatal injuries in the failure to treat the real medical condition.
Medication Error – Medication Warnings
Most medications come with warnings that need to be considered before administering or prescribing that medication to a patient. If doctors or pharmacists do not have up-to-date warnings about certain medications, it could lead to injuries. Medication Error – MiscommunicationCommunication, verbal and written, is important when it comes to dealing with medication. Some of the types of miscommunication that could result in a medication error include:
- Illegible handwriting
- Misplacing or misuse of decimal points or numbers
- Confusion with dosing units or measurements
- Incorrect abbreviations
Medication Error – LabelingThe labeling of medication is important. If the wrong label is placed on medication or the label is inaccurate in any way, it could lead to serious injuries. Liability for a medication error due to mislabeling could include the manufacturer of the medication for providing the wrong label.
Most of these common medication errors are preventable. Doctors, pharmacists and other medical professionals are trusted to provide a standard of care that keeps patients safe.
If you have been injured because of a medication error in Illinois, you should contact a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer. A qualified attorney can help you determine if medical negligence played a part in your medication error and who may be held liable for any injuries you have sustained.
Contacting a Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys will examine all aspects of your claim, determine liability, and aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation due to you or your loved one for any injuries or loss of life due to medical malpractice. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.