Medications must be properly prescribed and administered to ensure patient safety. When physicians and nurses make critical medication errors, patients may suffer serious or fatal injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a medication error, contact the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C.
Medication Errors Are Preventable Mistakes
Most medication errors can be prevented with due care. Doctors and nurses must take time to properly communicate with each other and with their patients. Patient charts must be carefully reviewed and patients must be questioned about potential drug allergies. Careful steps must be taken to avoid human errors, such as administering a shot or medication to the wrong patient, accidentally writing the wrong medication dosage on a patient chart or providing patients with a combination of drugs that are known to have adverse interactions. Providing medication at a level exceeding the correct dose may cause fatal injury to patients. Some medication errors may cause irreversible brain damage. Failing to provide the correct heart or blood pressure medication could cause a patient to suffer a preventable heart attack or stroke. These and other medication errors can and should be prevented through carefully developed and implemented patient safety measures.
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Contact Our NYC Prescription Errors Attorneys
If you need to speak with one of our experienced New York City medication error lawyers, we are pleased to offer a free consultation. To contact our New York City office in lower Manhattan, call 212-732-9000.
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