Although people expect that at some point in their lives they will be injured and forced to go to a hospital, they also expect that the hospital will help them recover, not cause further injuries. Unfortunately, hospitals make medication errors more frequently than people realize, and not only do people the often not properly recover, they may also be in a much worse state than when they initially entered the hospital. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert medication error attorney at 617-787-3700.
According to an annual report released by the Minnesota Department of Health, the only fatal medication error that took place between 2016 and 2017 occurred at Douglas County Hospital. Due to hospital privacy laws, Douglas County hospital cannot release detailed specifics of the issue. However, it has been indicated that the death was related to the administration of epinephrine. Epinephrine is essentially adrenaline, which can be used to treat conditions such as allergic reactions and cardiac arrest.
In response, Douglas County Hospital has outlined a number of procedures and safeguards it will take to ensure that something like this does not happen again. These include restricting drug inventory and access to high-alert medications (including epinephrine), increasing education as to the administration and effects of high-alert drugs, and ongoing monitoring of administrative procedures.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a medication error, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert medication error attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Massachusetts injury lawyers today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!
No matter what the cause, the death of a family member is a tragic event. While the emotional toll is obviously the primary concern of most families, there might also be dire economic consequences. For example, a family might have depended on the deceased for his or her income in order to live. As such, if someone’s death was caused by the negligence of another, the law allows the family to bring a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert wrongful death attorney at 617-787-3700.
Two years ago, the news of beloved musician Prince’s death shocked the nation. Prince reportedly died due to an accidental overdose of counterfeit Vicodin pills. Now, his family, including six of his brothers and sisters, have initiated a wrongful death lawsuit naming as defendants those involved with prescribing Prince the drugs. That includes Walgreens, Iowa Health Systems, and physician Michael Schulenburg.
According to the lawsuit, each of the named defendants had had extensive contact with Prince prior to his overdose, were aware of his opioid addiction, and failed to take any action that might have prevented his further abuse of painkillers. Schulenburg has already been involved in a civil suit with the United States, in which he was forced to pay $30,000 for prescribing drugs to someone else knowing Prince would take them. Prince’s family is represented by attorney Michael Zimmer.
Doctors undeniably have an extremely challenging and difficult job in diagnosing patients. Patients may have difficulty communicating their symptoms, or may withhold information altogether. Nonetheless, we expect that our medical professionals are sufficiently trained that, at the very least, they will not make anything worse for patients. Unfortunately, doctors frequently make medication errors that can cause serious harm. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert medication error attorney at 617-787-3700.
When Georgia woman Khalia Shaw went into her doctor’s office three years ago, she was seeking medication for depression. While the medication worked for a short time, she soon began to feel excruciating pain all over her body. It turns out she had a rare skin disorder, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, which causes her sweat gland to essentially melt away. The disease is usually caused by an incorrect dosage of medication, which was the case here.
Shaw’s skin is now scarred and burned, her vision is failing, and she has lost all her fingernails. Shaw is planning on filing a lawsuit against her pharmacy for not catching the mistake, but for now, she is advocating more due diligence by physicians and pharmacists alike, as well as self-education as to the dangers of medication dosage errors.
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