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Medication Errors in Southington

Handling Medical Malpractice Claims throughout Connecticut

Prescription drugs have the power to help you with conditions such as blood pressure, blood clots, and infections. However, errors involving your prescriptions could cause adverse effects, including permanent physical damage.

Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, L.L.P. regularly assists people in Southington and the surrounding areas with these kinds of cases. Our Southington medical malpractice attorneys are familiar with what can happen when a pharmacy, nurse, or doctor makes an error. We remain dedicated to helping you seek financial compensation regardless of the circumstances of your situation.

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Errors in Medication Occur Frequently

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) states that medication errors are much more frequent than you may realize. The AHRQ reports that every year, there are over 100,000 hospitalizations that are connected to problems with prescription drugs and emergency departments receive close to 700,000 visits. This should not be surprising since there are more than 10,000 pharmaceutical drugs available to medical professionals. Additionally, if you are hospitalized, you are at a greater risk for a medication error than any other event during your stay.

Contributing Causes

From the moment that you are prescribed a medication by the doctor to the minute you pick it up from the pharmacist, there are a number of problems that can occur.

These problems include:

  • Illegible handwriting that makes it difficult for the pharmacy to read
  • Ordering too high a dose in medications with severe risks
  • The pharmacy mixed up the drug
  • The dosage was printed incorrectly on the label
  • You were given the wrong amount by the nurse
  • The hospital staff mixed your prescription with someone else's

Additionally, if your doctor made a mistake in your diagnosis, you could be given the wrong medication. A mistake can also be made if the doctor fails to consider the other medications you are on, which may pose risks if mixed with the new drug.

Compassionate Service When You Need It Most

We know that a medical error can turn your life upside down, leaving you with unexpected medical bills, lost wages, and significant pain and suffering. You deserve a Southington medical malpractice attorney who can devote their efforts to helping you overcome this difficult situation. At Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, L.L.P., we take a personal interest in every client’s case and can tailor our services to meet your unique needs.

When you contact us, you will speak with a lawyer right away. Reach out at (860) 200-3443.

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