Medication Errors & Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits1.3 million Americans are injured every year due to medication er...
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Medication Errors & Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

  1. 1. Medication Errors & Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits1.3 million Americans are injured every year due to medication errors. These errors arepreventable. The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention,defines a medication error as any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriatemedication use or patient harm while medication is in the control of the health care professional.Our medical malpractice Michigan lawyers will help you if you believe that you or a familymember have suffered injuries due to a medication error. The negligent medical provider may beliable for significant damages for the failure to provide appropriate treatment, especially whenthe injuries and damages caused by the improper treatment are substantial.Most Common Medication ErrorsSome of the most common medication errors include: Incorrect dose of medicine Giving a mistaken drug to a patient Giving out to many prescriptions Mixing the incorrect combination of drugs Packaging Product labeling Distribution MonitoringMedication Error StatisticsAccording to a study done by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), between 1993 and1998: 41% of fatal medication errors involved administration of an improper dose of medicine. 16% of medication errors accounted for giving the wrong drug and using the wrong route of administration. Almost half of the fatal medication errors occurred in people over the age of 60.Prevent Medication ErrorsUnfortunately, medication errors will happen, and even though they are due to the negligence ofa doctor or hospital for example, it is a good idea to follow a few of these safety precautions tohelp prevent mediation errors. These include: Ask the hospital or your doctor to explain clear directions and explanations for any medication he or she is prescribing (name of the drug, correct dosage, what the drug is used for, storage requirements, any special instructions)00009573
  2. 2. Be sure to tell your doctor the names of all prescriptions and non-prescription drugs, dietary supplements, and herbal preparations you are taking at the time he or she writes the prescription Be sure to tell your doctor of any pre-existing health conditions you have had, as well as your current health condition. Make sure your doctor is aware of any allergens you may have, as certain medications may cause you to have an allergic reaction. Never be afraid to ask questions. If you are ever in suspicion of any mediation you are taking, make to ask, and ask right away.FREE Michigan Medical Malpractice BookIf you would like more information about your legal rights as a result of medication error, youcan order our FREE book, "The Ultimate Michigan Medical Malpractice Handbook," byMichiganmedical malpractice attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire. The book is an insiders reporton medical malpractice claims and includes why most malpractice victims never receivecompensation for their injuries. Our book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but Lawrence will sendit to you for FREE!Contact Your Michigan Mediation Error Attorney TodayPatients and their families should contact our firm if they believe that a hospital medication errorcaused injuries and illness to the patient. Call us now at (800) 606-1717to speak with one of ourexperienced Michigan personal injury lawyers about your case.00009573

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