Medication Errors in Charleston, WV
Have You Been Harmed by a Medication Error?
It is an unfortunate truth that the medication prescribed to help can instead
harm. According to the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error
Reporting and Prevention, a medication error is any preventable incident
where medication in the control of a medical professional is either used
inappropriately or brings harm to a patient. This could occur because
there was an error in the prescription of the medication, in the labeling
of the medication, or even in the distribution of it. If you or someone
you love has suffered from a medication error of this nature, you should
not hesitate to contact a
Charleston medical malpractice lawyer immediately.
Common Examples of Medication Errors
- Administering the incorrect dosage
- Administering the wrong drug entirely
- Using the incorrect route of administration
- Failure to check for negative drug interactions
- Failure to prevent a patient’s allergic reaction
- Incorrectly labeling the medication
Talk to a Skilled Charleston Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medication errors are nothing to take lightly as they can be life-threatening
in nature. At Preston & Salango, PLLC, we are committed to helping
the victims of medical malpractice fight for just compensation. With more
than 40 years of collective legal experience, we know how to help you
fight for full and fair compensation.
If you believe medical malpractice led to you or a loved one suffering
from a medication error, we encourage you to get in touch with our law
firm as quickly as possible. Our Charleston personal injury lawyers can
not only help you to protect your rights, but we can also help to hold
the responsible parties liable for the damage that they have caused—taking
steps to prevent this type of malpractice from happening again in the future.
To learn more about how our firm can help protect your legal rights,
contact us today. We offer free consults!