Medical Malpractice As A Result Of Medication Interactions
People look to prescription drugs to help ease pain and provide a remedy to various ailments. Medical professionals prescribe medications with good intentions, but sometimes they fail to understand that certain medications do not interact well together. When drugs are negligently prescribed together, this is a form of Medical Malpractice and could cause serious illnesses or permanent injury.
At Mathys & Schneid, our skilled attorneys have been helping medical malpractice victims seek compensation and justice. We understand how serious the result of drug interactions can be. If you or a loved one has experienced serious illness or injury due to prescription drug interaction, call 630-848-9294.
What Causes Drug Interactions?
Medical professionals know that many prescription drugs can have a harmful impact when taken in conjunction with other medications. It is vital that before prescribing a drug, medical professionals must be aware of each medication’s side effects, contraindications and FDA warnings, as well as know all the medications a patient is already taking.
Medical malpractice as a result of drug interactions is typically caused by:
- The medical professional’s failure to inquire about any medications-prescription and non-prescription drugs – that their patient is currently taking
- The medical professional or institution fails to properly document the medications their patient is currently taking
- Misdiagnosis by the medical professional
- Errors introduced by the pharmacy in filling the prescription
What Should You Do?
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious illness or injury due to the interactions of medications, call our lawyers today at 630-848-9294. You can also reach us via our online form. You deserve to receive maximum compensation and justice for this type of preventable medical error.