Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas
Contact Our Attorneys Today. 330-754-1888

Medication errors that qualify as medical malpractice

Medication is meant to relieve our symptoms and prevent illness, but that’s not the reality of it for all patients. If a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or care provider prescribes or administers medication incorrectly, they may have committed medical malpractice.

Unfortunately, there’s opportunity for medication errors to happen in pharmacies, hospitals, urgent care facilities, assisted living homes and nursing homes. There are also many points in which an error can occur within the process of prescribing, filing and administering medication.

The following are all examples of medication errors that may be considered medical malpractice:

  • Pharmacy errors, such as incorrectly filling a prescription
  • Failing to record or reference a patient’s history of prescription drug use (allergies, medical history, lab results, etc.)
  • Failing to warn a patient of the risks associated with a prescribed medication
  • Incorrect use of anesthesia
  • Improper use of blood thinners
  • Prescribing medications that have dangerous effects when combined
  • Prescribing the wrong medication or dosage of medication to a patient
  • Administering the wrong medication or dosage of medication to a patient
  • Failing to prescribe or administer necessary medication

Medication errors may worsen a patient’s illness, create long-term side effects, cause a patient to relapse or even take a patient’s life. If you or a loved one have experienced any of these medication errors, it’s important to hold your medical professional responsible. Contact an attorney to talk about your options.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

How Can We Help You? Complete the short form that appears below and a member of the Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas staff will
contact you within one business day. If your matter is urgent, please call our office directly.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas
101 Central Plaza South
Suite 1200
Canton, OH 44702

Canton Law Office Map

Phone: 330-754-1888

Toll Free: 855-336-7955

After Hours: 330-495-1917

Fax: 855-764-3543