Medication Errors

Kingston NY Medication Errors Attorneys

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Medication has many uses, including relieving pain, curing sickness, and improving a patient’s quality of life. If medical professionals fall below the standard of care regarding medication, you can be seriously injured, or even killed. Medical professionals must satisfy a certain level of care regarding medicating a patient in a variety of medical situations. They must use caution when prescribing, administering, filling, and assessing the medication you take. Unfortunately, medication errors occur regularly. If you believe that a health care provider made a mistake with your medication, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Jeff Brody Injury Law is ready to serve your needs and see that your case is resolved in the best way possible. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our firm today.

Common medication errors by doctors

Medical Professionals are obligated to ensure that a patient is properly medicated at every stage. When a doctor falls below the medical standard of care, a patient can find themselves in a serious situation. Sometimes, deviation from proper levels of medication can seriously injure a patient. Some fail to screen for risk factors, neglect to monitor the patient for adverse effects or prescribe the wrong medication. These are just some of the many acts fall below the medical standard and may constitute a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Common medication errors by nurses

Nurses interact with patients more than anyone else in a hospital. Nurses are the ones who will usually administer pharmaceuticals. Nurses will also alert doctors when something goes wrong. Unfortunately, nurses can make mistakes that constitute malpractice, including:

  • Mixing up patient papers
  • Misreading orders about the administration of drugs
  • Missing a patient’s scheduled dose
  • Failure to administer intravenous drugs properly
  • Failure to sterilize equipment
  • Contaminating drugs with unwashed hands

Many of these mistakes are caused by overworked and overtired nurses. If you are injured by a nurse’s mistake, you should consider if that mistake constitutes a medical malpractice case.

Contact an Ulster County personal injury law firm to represent your interests

Jeff Brody Injury Law represents Hudson County victims of medication errors. If you have been seriously injured because of the negligence of a medical professional, contact an attorney. Jeff Brody Injury Law works with clients across the Hudson Valley who suffer from the effects of medication errors on behalf of doctors and nurses. If you need our legal services, we will review your case and help you through tough times. Contact Jeff Brody Injury Law for a free consultation.