Did you receive the wrong medicine or the wrong dose? An attorney at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote can help you in filing a medical malpractice claim against the responsible medical professional, hospital or pharmacy.
When is a medication error considered to be a form of medical malpractice?
A patient who has suffered serious side effects or has been injured due to a medication error may have grounds for a malpractice lawsuit if a medical professional failed to provide a standard level of care in prescribing, administering or dispensing medication. A claim may also be filed if a doctor misdiagnosed a patient and therefore prescribed the wrong medication.
In a situation where a patient received the wrong medication or the right medication in the wrong dosage amount, he or she may have grounds for a lawsuit if physical and/or emotional injury resulted.
It will be up to your attorney to fully investigate the matter and secure sufficient evidence for a compelling case.