Medication Error Lawsuits
If you believe you have been harmed by the negligence of medical professional improperly administering medication then contact Washington Personal Injury Law to talk to a lawyer for a free consultation.
Lawsuits Around Medication Errors
Medication errors are scary and can cause catastrophic injuries to patients. Medical providers have a duty to act within the standard of care when caring for patients. One way they can violate that duty is through errors with the medication that they provide patients. There are many ways a medical provider could fall below the standard, including:
- Giving higher dosages than indicated to a patient
- Giving the wrong medication to a patient
- Providing the wrong medication to the wrong patient
- Not looking for contraindications for giving medication
- Failing to monitor medication usage
- And others
Medical professionals that are most commonly involved in medication errors include nurses, primary care physicians, emergency room doctors, and others.
It is important to recognize that not every medication error is a result of medical malpractice. In order for there to be a potential case, you must be able to prove that the medical provider acted negligently and that the outcome would have been different if the provider performed within the standard of care. This depends on the facts surrounding your medical care including the medical condition, what the medication error was, whether the medication error caused the injury, and the probable success of treatment.
Common case examples include medication errors involving:
- Wrong Medication
- Wrong Route Administration
- And many others
If you feel that you were subject to a medication error by a medical provider and that has caused you or your family harm, contact Washington Personal Injury Law today about your potential legal options.