When a person seeks medical help for health issues, he or she generally trusts that the doctor or medical facility will make wise decisions. Sadly, with medical professionals under constant pressure from employers to move more quickly and see more people, mistakes can happen.
If a nurse administers the wrong dosage or drug, or if a doctor fails to adequately review your medical history before prescribing a medication, you can face serious health issues. Depending on the medication mistake made, you could have a severe allergic reaction or even suffer organ or brain damage.
In cases where your medical records clearly show you were on a medication or had an allergy, the mistake is easy to see. In cases where there is a sudden reaction, patients may struggle to understand exactly what happened.
Mistakes Happen, But You Shouldn’t Have To Pay For Them
More and more medical practices and facilities are for-profit organizations than ever before. These organizations have a financial motive to deny responsibility for medication errors and the problems they cause for patients. Not only could a doctor or medical facility face an expensive settlement and increased medical malpractice insurance rates, in some cases they could lose the ability to bill Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance companies. That’s why an outside opinion is so critical in cases of a severe drug reaction. The doctor or facility where the mistake was made could try to cover it up.
Medication errors can cause a host of medical issues. You shouldn’t be financially responsible for the fallout of someone else’s mistakes. In some cases, a drug interaction could make a medication you depend on less effective. In other cases, two drugs could have a synergistic effect, amplifying the impact of one or both drugs. If you are known to be allergic to a drug that is administered anyway, you could experience a host of medical issues. When this happens, the people responsible should be the ones covering the expense of your ongoing treatment.
Yonke Law Can Fight For Your Well-Being
If you or a loved one have experienced a severe medication error and reaction, you should speak with our attorneys as soon as possible. We will connect you with a qualified medical professional who can review your condition and your records to determine if this is a clear-cut case of medical malpractice.
Legal guidance increases your chances of a positive outcome. Yonke Law can file a civil lawsuit or a malpractice claim on your behalf and review any settlement offered by a medical organization or an insurance company to ensure that the offer is fair. Call Yonke Law today at (816) 221-6400 to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer from our firm. It matters to us what happens to you.