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Medication Errors

A medication error can have immediate, catastrophic consequences, or it can cause harm slowly over a period of time. Either way, the results can be devastating. Sometimes it is difficult to determine what actually caused the problem. Medication errors are medical malpractice, and you may be able to recover substantial compensation for your injuries or the loss of a loved one at the hands of a negligent medical professional. Our Laredo medication error attorneys are here to help.

Common Medication Errors

Common medication errors include:

  • Prescribing, dispensing, or administering the wrong dose
  • Prescribing, dispensing, or administering the wrong medication
  • Administration to the wrong patient
  • Improper administration or delivery method, such as crushing up a time-release pill or injecting an intravenous-only drug outside of the vein
  • Prescribing a drug that is inappropriate for the condition
  • Prescribing a drug that is inappropriate for the patient based on medical history, including allergy, health condition, or medications and supplements the patient is already taking
  • Prescribing or administering an unsafe combination of drugs
  • Administering sedatives or pain killers to already intoxicated patients, typically in the emergency room
  • Accidentally skipping a dose or administering and extra dose
  • Continuing to prescribe a medication that is not working
  • Prescribing or administering an experimental drug without informed consent

Medication errors happen far more frequently than you might realize. In many cases they go unnoticed. A medication error is only actionable of it causes harm.

If you believe that a medication error caused your injuries or the death of a loved one, the Laredo medication error attorneys of Guerra Law Group, P.L.L.C., can help. Please call us at (956) 616-4098 or contact us online today.