Harmed by a Prescription Drug?
Recent lawsuits and large settlements have brought attention to the fact that millions of Americans are injured or killed each year by prescription drugs. Medication mix-ups and incorrect dosing information cause patients to fall ill when they are supposed to getting better. When medical mistakes hurt instead of heal we all must be more careful when picking up a prescription.
We have compiled two fact sheets on prescription drug mistakes. One covers the most common prescription errors and the other can help you avoid mistakes at the pharmacy. What each boils down to is one simple fact: You must be vigilant when filling your prescriptions.
Though we would like to think that each medication we receive is the right drug with the correct dosing this is not always the case. Therefore be sure that you ask your doctor to tell you what the medicine looks like, what the proper dose is and what you should expect when taking the medication. DO NOT LEAVE the pharmacy without opening the package and checking your doctor's information with the label and with the medication itself. If you have ANY questions or concerns ask the pharmacist and your doctor before taking the medication.
We hope that this information will help you avoid a prescription error. At Van Dorn & Curtiss we have seen too many people injured by the negligent actions of a doctor, nurse or pharmacist. If you have been harmed please contact your NH medical malpractice attorneys today for your free consultation.