Medication Errors and Medical Malpractice

According to the Institute of Medicine's 2006 report Preventing Medication Errors, medication errors harm up to 1.5 million Americans each year. Common medication errors that result in malpractice claims include:

 

  • Prescribing or administering a drug which is contraindicated due to the patient's underlying medical condition

 

  • Prescribing or administering a drug which is contraindicated due to the patient's use of certain other medications

 

  • Dispensing or administering the wrong drug

 

  • Dispensing or administering the wrong dose of a drug

 

  • Administering the right drug at the wrong time or via the wrong route

 

  • Prescribing or administering a drug to which the patient is allergic

 

If you or a family member have suffered a catastrophic injury or loss due to medical malpractice, contact Bill Maddix, your Minnesota medical malpractice attorney, for a free consultation. 

 

 

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