Prescription Drug Errors is the Most Common Medical Mistake Made in the United States

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Most people would be shocked to find out that the single most common medical mistake made in our country each year is a prescription drug error. This affects more people than any other error made medically. More than 400,000 prescription drug errors are made in our hospitals each year and in long-term medical care facilities it's almost double. In fact, every day in our country someone dies from one of these mistakes.

Attorney Jim Dodson had a  patient a couple years ago that was to receive a medication intramuscularly and the nurse simply made a mistake and administered this same drug intravenously. The patient died within two minutes. Mistakes can be made by giving the wrong drug to the wrong patient, they can give the wrong dose, or they can make the mistake of giving the wrong drug that looks or sounds like another drug but in fact isn't. Sadly, there are several ways a prescription drug mistake can occur.

When medical mistakes like this occur a medical malpractice claim can be brought against the person who wrote the prescription and those who administered it. This is something that should be looked at very carefully by an experienced attorney who has handled cases like this before.

Due to the nature of our small practice, we are unable to take every case, but we always strive to connect clients with the right attorney for them. We are happy to set up referrals to other attorneys who may be better suited to assist you.

Do You Think You May Have A Medical Malpractice Claim?

If you believe you may have a Florida medical malpractice claim you need to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney, in order to comply with Florida’s pre-suit investigation requirements, and the strict time limits involved.  Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.815.6398 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Even if we are unable to take on your case, we always do our best to suggest other attorneys who can assist you.

It's important to keep in mind, in order to have a solid medical malpractice claim your doctor or surgeon must have been negligent in performing their services or diagnosis. Not every case will qualify as medical malpractice.

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A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.