Most patients leave their doctors’ offices with prescriptions in hand. Unfortunately, sometimes the dosage is written down wrong, or it might be a completely different medication than intended and the pharmacist might not catch the mistake. In an emergency, pharmacists can play a key role in making sure that you get the right medicine in the right amount.
Medication errors are probably more prevalent that the general public realizes during “code” situations or other emergencies. These errors can put the patient at risk for adverse reactions. In all the chaos of a code emergency, medication errors can have deadly results.
According to scholars on the subject, code-related errors are 39 times more likely to cause the patient harm than errors that are not related to emergency situations. Surprisingly, the percentage of deaths caused by medication during code emergencies is 51.5 times greater than at other times.
If you have had a medical error in your medication and had a bad reaction, you may want to discuss this with an attorney at Goldfine & Bowles, P.C. We know the ins and outs of filing litigation for medical malpractice. Additionally, our attorneys have over 100 years of combined litigation experience.
It doesn’t matter if you are at the emergency room of your local hospital or at an outpatient surgery center. If you are injured or your condition worsened due to receiving sub-par care, give us a call. We will research your case and investigate what went wrong. Together we will explore your legal options for seeking compensation for your damages due to a health care provider’s error or negligence.