Maryland Medication Error Lawyers
Medication errors are a major part of medical malpractice. Every year, a significant portion of the population suffers from errors in their medical treatment that adds to their suffering and, in critical cases, even results in death. Although efforts have been made to minimize medication errors, cases related to medical malpractice, and particularly medication errors, are reported every year.
Medication Errors – What Are They?
Medication is an important form of treatment and is vital to the full recovery of a patient. However, when medication errors occur, the administered medications may slow down and hurt your recovery.
Medication errors are unfortunately a common occurrence. By the time doctors realize that the condition of a patient is worsening because of an error made in the administration of the prescribed medication, it is often too late. Along with severe worsening of a condition, medication errors can also result in great pain and subsequent death in patients.
Medication errors can occur at any instance of the treatment process. Throughout the course of selection, prescription, and administration of prescription drugs, errors may occur.
Errors occur due to incorrect administration of the drug, bad interactions with other medications, ordering incorrect dosages, etc. All of these incidents have a major impact on the condition of the patient and, many times, worsen the condition until the patient reaches a critical stage.
Some of the most common reasons behind medication errors include the doctor being distracted, staffing errors, and mistakes made as a result of increased workload. Such cases are reported throughout the country in clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and different surgical centers.
Seeking Legal Help for Medication Error Cases
Patients and their families suffer a great deal because of the errors made by medical professionals during the course of their work. Rapidly worsening conditions and severe illnesses are situations that they deal with every day. But sometimes, with the dangerous interactions of drugs and the wrong dosage of a medication, a patient may develops an even more severe medical condition, or may be unable to survive the reaction of the medication.
So, how should one deal with such a case? The laws governing medical malpractice and medication errors are very complex and technical. Often, patients and their families have a hard time proving that the suffering or death was actually caused by the negligence or error on part of the medical staff.
Therefore, the best way to deal with the problem is to employ the legal help of experienced lawyers who can help you prepare and present a case. If you or a loved one is suffering because of medication errors, or medical malpractice in general, let the attorneys at Altmark, Rotter & Trock, LLP take care of the proceedings. Please call us for a free consultation at (410) 783-9230, or toll-free outside of Baltimore at 1-(888) 966-5566.