How can a medication error occur? Usually, this occurs because of a medical professionals’ inattention to detail or poor communication between the care providers. Medication errors, including nursing medication errors and prescription drug errors, can occur as a result of sloppy record keeping, a failure to properly monitor blood work, simple arithmetic errors, administering the medication in the wrong manner or prescribing the wrong medication for a medical condition.
A medication error is a serious form of medical malpractice. It’s important to find a Kentucky or Indiana medical malpractice lawyer who is not only familiar with Kentucky and Indiana medical malpractice law but who also has experience handling these types of cases.
- Clay Daniels Walton & Adams PLC has represented numerous clients in tragic and preventable medication error cases. We have personally handled cases involving:
- A doctor prescribed the wrong medicine (a medication that was contraindicated)
- A medication was administered incorrectly by the nurse (wrong route administration) (for example IV instead of into the muscle)
- The pharmacist providing incorrect instructions on the mixing of medication
- A nurse provided a medication to the incorrect patient resulting in sever injuries
- Other errors medication errors that occur far too frequently include:
- Pharmacist put the wrong dosage labels on the prescription
- The ordering of medications that cannot safely be mixed
- Dosage errors in administration of medications
SEEKING JUSTICE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or death as the result of a medication error, you may need the services of a Kentucky medications error attorney. The law firm of Clay Daniel Walton & Adams PLC takes medication error cases in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Owensboro, New Albany, Corydon, and all across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. We have handled and continue to handle a number of medications error cases. For answers about your case call us at 502-561-2005. This should not happen to another family.