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Every person at some point in their lifetime will take medication to treat an ailment or a condition. Today’s medicine helps doctors cure deadly diseases, avoid infections and alleviate any pain. Although modern medicine is very helpful, it could be very detrimental to a person’s health if improperly administered.
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According to a recent medication error study, the following statistics were ascertained:
- Conservatively, at least 1.5 million people per year are harmed by medications. Many medication mistakes are never reported.
- 100,000 people die each year as a result of medication errors.
- At least 400,000 drug-related injuries occur each year in hospitals or approximately one medication error per patient per day. These drug-related injuries result in at least $3.5 billion in extra medical costs.
- Another 800,000 drug-related injuries occur in long-term care settings, such as nursing homes.
- It is estimated that 51.5 million medication errors occur during the filling of 3 billion prescriptions each year.
- Approximately 530,000 medication errors occur just among Medicare recipients in outpatient clinics.
- In a recent survey, over 40% of those questioned said either they or someone they knew had suffered injury because of a medication mistake.
Many factors can lead to medication errors, including:
- Lack of communication between the doctor and nurses and/or pharmacist
- Improper screening of patients
- Allergic reactions to the medication
- Harmful drug interactions
- Failure to monitor patients
- Improper training
- Illegible handwriting
- Wrong dosage administered to the patient
- Improper preparation of the medication by the pharmacist
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These mistakes are entirely avoidable, but medical professionals in these situations often do not take the time and effort to make sure their information is clear and accurate. This negligence puts patients’ lives at risk.
The results can be devastating. Medication errors such as dosage mistakes injured at least one million people every year, according to a study from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Hundreds of thousands of preventable drug-related injuries occur in hospitals each year, leading to additional operations and wages lost from missing work.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to a prescription medication, we will stand up for your rights. Our team of attorneys is always available to answer your questions. We are very responsive to phone calls and emails 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our team will work swiftly, efficiently, and aggressively to meet your needs and to obtain a favorable result for you.
Every prescription error claim is unique and fact specific. Our team has an efficient process for handling potential claims for anesthesia error. We first sit down with the patient and interview them to find out the circumstances surrounding condition and how their current situation came to be. We will then obtain your medical records and review them. Our lawyers will conduct the necessary due diligence and have top medical experts review the injured patient’s medical records. Once we have completed our initial investigation, we will sit down with you again to go over your options and will work together with you to get you a favorable outcome.
In most cases, the time for commencing a medical malpractice claim is two and a half years from the time of the malpractice. There are certain circumstances where the statute of limitations time period is shorter. Time is of the essence. The lawyers at the The Law Offices of Effie Soter, P.C. offer free initial consultations to discuss your rights. You can contact us at (646) 504-7384 or via email to learn more about your rights so that we can obtain the best outcome for you.
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