Medical Malpractice Attorneys Handling Medication Mistake Cases In Prince George's County, Anne Arundel County, Charles County, Baltimore, and in the Maryland, Washington, DC, Metro area.
When medications are prescribed and dispensed, healthcare professionals must take certain steps to ensure the patient receives the correct dosage and type of drug. Prescription drugs can, in some cases, put a patient’s well-being at risk.
Medication errors can be caused by the negligence of the prescribing doctor, nurse, or pharmacy. These mistakes can be serious, as they may deprive patients of necessary medication, cause a potential risk of an adverse reaction to an unintended drug, or ultimately cause an overdose due to incorrect dosing.
A medical professional may be considered negligent if any of the following situations occur:
Prescribe or give a patient the wrong dosage
Prescribe or give a patient an unintended medication
Fail to obtain a patient’s medical history regarding their prescription drug use
Fail to warn a patient of all risks associated with a prescribed medication
Prescribe or give a patent a dangerous mix of various prescription drugs
If the Potter Burnett Law attorneys find that you were a victim of a medication mistake by a healthcare professional, we may be able to help you seek legal recourse to collect compensation for damages.