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4 Ways to Protect a Loved One from an E.R. Medical Mistake

Published on May 30, 2017 at 4:37 pm in Medical Malpractice.

4 Ways to Protect a Loved One from an E.R. Medical Mistake

When a loved one becomes seriously injured or otherwise needs immediate medical care, the typical response is to take them to the closest emergency room in Atlanta. This is always the correct course of action. E.R. medical professionals and doctors are trained to act as quickly as possible to save their patients while keeping them safe and retaining a proper standard of care.

Sometimes, unfortunately, mistakes are made in the emergency room. Understaffing sometimes leads to negligence. Medical errors are rare but happen in emergency rooms across the nation. When negligence or carelessness causes a tragic mistake to happen that leads to further injury and/or even death, we call these cases medical malpractice cases. It’s important to note that with the proper training, staffing procedures, and prevention methods, medical malpractice mistakes can be prevented.

How Can Medication Errors Be Prevented?

Published on Mar 30, 2017 at 5:53 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Every year, thousands of patients die in U.S. hospitals as a result of medical errors. Most of these errors are completely avoidable. Medication errors are one such example of a medical mistake that’s preventable. We should be doing everything we can to avoid medication errors when we are prescribed medications and when we get new prescriptions from doctors. By helping doctors and pharmacists avoid errors, we can keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

Here are 4 tips for avoiding medication errors:

Ask Questions

When getting a new medication, ask your doctor about its implications and possible side effects. Talk about why it’s being prescribed and discuss alternative options if there are any. When picking up the prescription, ask your pharmacist about the dosage requirements and ask any additional questions you may have. When we’re informed about the medications we take, we can protect ourselves if mistakes occur.

Prescription Drug Error as Medical Malpractice

Published on Nov 14, 2016 at 6:49 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Malpractice lawsuits can occur for many different reasons and Prescription Drug Error is just one of the main forms of medical malpractice that plague people who have to deal with this type of case.

Medical Malpractice lawsuits occur when a medical professional or establishment fails to exercise the degree of attention and skill of a competent health care provider.

What is Prescription Drug Error?

There are many ways for prescription drug error to occur:

  • providing the patient with the wrong medication
  • mislabeling medication
  • giving the patient an improper dose of medication
  • prescribing medication that negatively interacts with other medications that they are taking
  • prescribing a patient with a medication that they are allergic too
  • failing to warn the patient of the side effects associated with the medication
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