Medication Errors

Experienced and Effective Medication Errors Attorneys Representing Clients in Vancouver, Washington.
Prescription and medication errors can occur in hospitals, at the pharmacy, in the doctor’s office, and over the internet. There are an estimated 2.5 billion prescriptions dispensed by pharmacies in the U.S. An estimated 3.75 billion drugs were administered in hospitals. Errors in medication are a major source of medical mistakes that can cause injury or death. Prescription and medication errors that can occur in pharmacies or in hospitals include:

  • Wrong medication: the patient gets the wrong medication despite the doctor prescribing the correct one.
  • Drug name mix-ups: several medications have similar-sounding names. The physician and pharmacist need to be vigilant about ensuring they are not negligent in prescribing or dispensing the wrong medication.
  • Wrong medication combinations: there are numerous types of medications that should not be mixed because of life-threatening or fatal side effects or cross-reactions when combined.
  • Side effects of medication: Almost all medications have some types of side effects. Some are mild, some significant, some can be fatal. Sometimes a drug will be inappropriately prescribed to a patient with a documented allergy.

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