What To Do After A Medication Error
Medication errors are more common than anyone might expect and are dangerous. Depending on the error’s consequences, it can leave a patient with thousands of dollars of medical expenses that medical professionals should have avoided.
We at Hurst Boleky LLC believe that when a medical establishment is responsible for a medication error, it should also be accountable for the consequences. We have more than 25 years of experience in pursuing justice for our clients in these matters. We know how to look for the causes of these injuries and seek fair compensation for them.
What Causes These Injuries
Hospitals offering so many staff members to care for a patient may seem like a blessing, but it can also be a risk to a patient. With so many people involved in a patient’s health, the patient may become a victim of a prescription mistake. Multiple nurses can administer the same prescription, someone can fail to update a patient’s record, someone may confuse two patients and give one the other’s medication, or the staff may fail to provide a patient with the medicine they need entirely.
No matter what the cause of the medical error is, the consequences should never fall onto the patient. A prescription injury can cause a patient to suffer a lifetime of medical complications, delayed recovery from the original illness and additional medical expenses. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you fight for your recovery.
Fight For Your Best Possible Outcome
After an instance of medical malpractice, hospital staff members may try to downplay their mistake or pretend it never happened. Please do not take their statements at face value. Consult with our team immediately.
You can contact our Chicago office by calling us at 312-346-6800 or by emailing us here. Act now to schedule your initial consultation with an attorney who is dedicated to you and your best possible outcome for your situation.