Each year, thousands of people are prescribed the wrong prescription, and many suffer serious and sometimes fatal injuries as a result of these errors.
The confidence we place in our physicians and other healthcare providers should be done with caution remembering they are mere human beings subject to errors, just as we are. It is always wise to question them regarding any prescription, and always ask about known drug-related side effects. Always alert, and/or remind them of your allergic reactions to any prescriptions you have taken in the past, and ask if the new prescription could have a crossover allergen to those prescriptions.
Prescribed Wrong Prescription Dosage
Even if you do not have an allergic reaction to a prescription, but discover the dosage you have been prescribed, and have been taking, is wrong and has the potential for doing harm even after the drug is stopped, should be reason for concern. Many of today’s prescriptions are retained in our bodies for several days after we stop taking them, and are formulated to continue delivering medicine to kill out bacteria, etc. The wrong dosage can be devastating to the heart, kidneys, and other organs.
It is a well-known fact that elderly people often require a different dosage of certain medications just as children do. Unfortunately, all too often, healthcare providers in nursing homes and in hospitals fail to take this in to consideration when prescribing or administering prescriptions to the elderly or children. This error can cause great harm, and may be fatal if overlooked.
Physician Error Representation
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a physician prescribing the wrong prescription, contact physician error attorney, Bryan Caulfield, today for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.