The marvels of modern medicine keep us healthier and living longer than at any other time in human history. Prescription medications are among the advances that can help treat many conditions, alleviate pain, and promote faster recovery. We trust our doctors and pharmacies to prescribe and dispense the right drug, amount, and strength for our ailments. Unfortunately, mistakes can be made at both the doctor’s office and the pharmacy that can put your health and life at risk. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a medication error, you should find out how to protect your legal rights by contacting our Las Vegas, Nevada medical malpractice and negligence lawyers today.
Medical practices, hospitals, and pharmacies are almost all over-taxed and extremely busy in this day and age, and that can lead to errors in deciphering handwriting, pulling the right medication, or mixing up medications. Sometimes the wrong medication may be prescribed or there is confusion over similar drug names. Another common mistake is a dosage error on the part of the doctor or pharmacist. Failure to check for drug allergies or interactions with other medications you might be taking can also be a very risky business. Professionals should keep up to date on notices from the FDA and other agencies about interactions and warnings. Error in any of these areas is negligent and can harm your health or prove to be fatal.
It is always crucial to be in close communication with your doctor and pharmacist about the medications you take. When errors do occur, and you suffer injury, finding excellent legal counsel to help inform you of your rights and seek proper compensation for your pain and suffering is also very important. The outstanding attorneys at Breeden Malpractice and Injury Law have a winning track record for their clients in many areas of medical malpractice and negligence. We can work tenaciously for your legal interests and provide you with an exemplary level of service. We handle cases of medication errors and prescription drug errors throughout the state of Nevada.
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