An Exploration Of Common Questions About Medication Errors
If you became ill, suffered a serious medical condition or lost a loved one because of a medication mistake, you no doubt have plenty of questions. You have come to the right place. At The Viorst Law Offices, we answer questions, keep clients informed and prepare them to make decisions in their best interests in their own cases.
Here are some of the most popular questions that we hear from potential and existing clients about mistakes involving prescription drugs and anesthesia:
Q: How and why do medical errors happen?
A: The true cause of a medication mistake is what we look for when we evaluate a case. Answers include the following:
- Incomplete patient information shared among medical providers
- Poor communication among caregivers, doctors and medical technicians, such as pharmacists, sometimes because of illegible handwriting or cryptic notes in medical records
- Confusion over medications with similar names
- Administration of wrong doses, sometimes because of missing or added zeroes in prescription notes
Q: How can medication errors be prevented?
A: Health care systems such as medical clinics, hospitals and long-term care facilities need procedures in place that will reduce human error in communication. These procedures should include peer-to-peer review protocols.
Q: How can a medical malpractice attorney help someone who has suffered harm or loss because of a medication error?
A: This is exactly what we work hard to do at The Viorst Law Offices. Some of our winning medical malpractice strategies include the following:
- We screen cases carefully to make sure that a potential case is winnable.
- We evaluate medical records and interview patients and their closest family members.
- We consult with medical experts.
- We put together compelling arguments on our clients’ behalf to present to legal opponents and courts.
- We prepare every case as if it is going to trial.
Ultimately, we want to help our clients recover compensation for medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering (or the loss of loved ones in fatal cases).
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Learn how we can determine whether you have a viable case after suffering harm or loss because of an apparent medication or anesthesia error. If so, learn about your legal options, including a medical malpractice claim.