While most doctors are professional and trustworthy, unfortunately there are many ways in which they can fail their patients. There are the grossly negligent mistakes such as wrong limb amputation and misdiagnosis, but there are also less obvious threats that are no less dangerous. One of these negligent actions a doctor can take is prescription errors.
Doctors may write hundreds of prescriptions every day. If they hurry too much while diagnosing a patient or writing a prescription, they may commit serious errors. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a doctor who made a prescription error, contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.
Consequences of Prescription Errors
Prescription errors can happen in many different ways. It may even be a matter of doctors’ handwriting being so illegible that the pharmacist can not properly make out the specific drug doses, which can cause pharmacists to make errors themselves. Prescription errors that can occur include:
- Wrong dosages – The wrong dosage of a drug can lead a patient to over- or under-dosing.
- Wrong prescription – The doctor may write down the wrong drug name.
- Interactions – Drugs can have dangerous interactions with other medications you are taking.
Prescription errors are a serious threat and action should be taken to avoid them. Make sure that your doctor is fully informed about your medical history, including other drugs you are currently taking.
If you someone you love has been the victim of a prescription error which led to injury or death, contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.