Medication Errors Attorneys in Morristown, New Jersey
Medication errors can have their origin in human error committed by a doctor, a pharmacist or a nurse. Sometimes a doctor prescribes the wrong amount of a medication. Sometimes pharmacists fill prescriptions wrong. Sometimes nurses who administer medications make mistakes. Anesthesiologists may also be responsible for medication errors in surgical settings.
However your medication error occurred, a fundamental question is how much you suffered as a result. If you are able to demonstrate that you were seriously injured, or that your loved one died as a result of a fatal overdose, an injury or wrongful death claim or lawsuit may bring needed financial relief.
Health care professionals have a high duty of care to the patient whose well being they watch out for. Safety measures designed to protect patients from harm should be followed meticulously in settings including:
Dispensing of Medications in Doctors’ Clinics
Administration of prescription drugs in hospitals (including emergency rooms), nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and assisted living facilities
In facilities such as hospitals, medication errors tend to occur in connection with shift changes. When a new nurse or nurse’s assistant comes on duty, hospital staff should follow protocols designed to protect clients. If this does not happen as it should, and a patient is harmed, that is the time to discuss a malpractice claim with a knowledgeable attorney.