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Medication Errors

Incorrect Prescriptions & Lack of Patient Counseling

Doctors and pharmacists have a duty to correctly prescribe and/or administer necessary medication to their patients. If you received the incorrect prescription, incorrect amount of a prescription or were not properly advised as to how to take your prescription, then you could have a medical malpractice case. A San Diego medical malpractice attorney from our firm can evaluate your case and advise you on the best legal recourse for your situation.

One of the leading causes of medication errors is a lack of communication or oversight on behalf of your doctor. If your doctor does not pay close attention to your medical history or fails to ask you about your allergies, then they may prescribe you a medication that could actually cause you much more harm than good. Medication errors can also be connected to diagnostic errors. If your doctor incorrectly diagnoses you, then the medication they prescribe to treat that illness will be incorrect.

Thorough patient counseling is also a necessity when prescribing a drug or treatment. A patient must understand the consequences and potential side effects of taking a certain medication. A patient can only understand if their doctor counsels them. Pharmacists are also sometimes called to educate patients on the ramifications of certain medications as well as educate them on how the medications should be taken.

Calling a San Diego Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you or a loved one suffered an injury because of some type of medication error, then you could potentially bring a claim against a doctor, pharmacist or medical facility. Doctors and pharmacists have a duty of care to uphold. When they do not prescribe their patients the proper medications or properly counsel them on proper use, serious illness and even fatality can result.

To learn more, please contact a San Diego medical malpractice lawyer from Bostwick & Peterson, LLP today.

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