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Medication Errors

Whether you are suffering from an illness or recovering from surgery, taking medication is an important part of the medical process. While it is easy to assume that all doctors and pharmacists will prescribe and administer medication ethically and diligently, this is not always the case. 

Being prescribed the wrong medication can have severe consequences that can lead to illness, disability, and wrongful death. Medication errors are is especially dangerous when it comes to senior citizens who may be inherently prone to side effects or allergic reactions. 

If you or somebody you love has experienced a medication error, you may be entitled to compensation by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. To learn about your rights and take the first step toward compensation, contact the qualified medical malpractice lawyers at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. 

Common Causes of Medication Errors

Medication errors are often a result of negligence on either the part of the doctor or medication provider. In many cases, a doctor will prescribe a patient a specific medication on the assumption that they accurately understand the patient’s symptoms. This is why it is especially important to ask as your medical provider as many questions as possible to ensure that what is being prescribed is the right medication for you. Establishing open communication with your doctor can help prevent medication errors from happening in the future. 

Other causes of medication errors are the fault of medication providers. Examples of ways that medication providers may cause medication errors include failure to warn of side effects or mislabeling. 

Healthcare providers at medical facilities like hospitals or nursing homes may also be held liable for not accurately administering medication to their patients. 

What to Do If You Have Experienced a Medication Error

If you have experienced extreme negative side effects due to a medication error, seek medical attention immediately. Keep this treatment documentation organized and detailed, as it will help your case in the future. 

Next, consult with a reputable medical provider if you still require medication. This new medical provider should be able to properly administer the correct medication to use moving forward. 

Lastly, contact the skilled medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. to file your claim and work toward getting you the compensation you deserve. 

How a Miami Medication Error Lawyer Can Help

Going through the legal process of a medical malpractice claim can be extremely daunting, especially if you are in the process of recovering due to the negative side effects of your experience. 

The medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. know what it takes to navigate the complexities of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Along with our team of investigators and expert witnesses, we will challenge the defense with accurate and factual data to support your claim. 

At The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, we will work tirelessly for you and your family to maximize your total compensation value. 

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