Attorneys
Where your injury case is all that matters
TAKE ACTION NOW!
NO FEE UNLESS YOU WIN
OFFICE LOCATION

Are prescription errors common?

Anytime medicine is involved, proper measurements are crucial. Depending on the type of health need, taking correct dosages at the rights times can be paramount to a patient's well-being. Most Illinois residents who require regular medications understand the importance of the details when it comes to daily routines.

When a professional makes a mistake in the dosage of a prescription, not only can a patient suffer, but a life could be at stake. But first, how common are prescription mix-ups and what can Illinois patients do to prevent them? 

The Statistics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration outlines where processes can go wrong in the distribution of prescription drugs. Most mistakes happen when dispensing, repackaging, prescribing or administering medications. For this reason, it can be difficult to determine where a step in the process went wrong. The FDA also notes that poor communication is one of the most common causes of prescription errors, as well as uncertainty surrounding prescription names. It is also not uncommon for medical professionals to carry out poor techniques, undergo inefficient training or simply have a lack of product knowledge.

The Proactive Steps  

Finding an error in a prescription is a discovery no patient wants to make. A guide from Harvard Health Publishing outlines basic information on medication mistakes and helps readers prevent medication mix-ups. Advising patients with multiple prescriptions to be extra cautious when it comes to daily dosages, Harvard Health also suggests that patients always check the medication name and dose. Because one in every 1,000 prescriptions is filled with an inaccurate dose, it is important to pay attention to the fine print. Patients can also keep their doctor in the loop by giving them an updated list of medications and past side effects; doing so can help prevent allergic reactions. The world of medicine is complex enough on its own, and patients can avoid complications by keeping a keen eye on prescriptions, no matter the type or dosage. 

 

 

 

 

  1. "Committed To My Cause"

    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....
    -Jeff D.

  2. "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....
    - Dave

  3. "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.
    -Jennifer

  4. "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day... -Larry

  5. "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.
    - Tyler D.

  6. "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.
    - Karen K.

  7. "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends. -Dan H.

TAKE ACTION NOW!
NO FEE UNLESS YOU WIN

TAKE ACTION NOW! NO FEES UNLESS YOU WIN!

We’ll review your case at NO COST TO YOU. And, you don’t pay any fees unless we win your case. Contact us today.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Main Office

Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid
1730 Park Street
Suite 209
Naperville, IL 60563

Phone: 630-848-9294
Fax: 630-428-0044
Map & Directions

Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid
212 W Washington, Suite 809
Chicago, IL 60606

Map & Directions

Chicago Office

Call button