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Washington DC Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Washington DC Medication Error Lawyer

Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Washington, D.C.

Most of the medication errors that occur are completely avoidable. While some of these errors can be minor and harmless, others can have serious and detrimental effects on patients, depending on a variety of factors such as age, allergies, illness, and more. Unfortunately, these incidents occur frequently. In fact, research shows that nearly 7,000 Americans die every year due to medication errors alone. Many of these incidents occur due to, but are not limited to, the reasons listed below.

  • Understaffed hospitals
  • Fatigued medical staff members
  • Careless medical staff members
  • Poor communication between medical staff members
  • Poor communication between patients and heath care providers
  • Poor communication between medical staff members and pharmacists

If you have suffered harm due to medication errors and believe another person or entity is at fault, contact the Washington, D.C. medical malpractice lawyers from The Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. & Associates today!

Types of Medication Errors

While all medication errors can result in significant damage to the victim, these errors may occur in different ways. Below is a list of common medication errors.

  • Incorrect dosage: Sometimes, patients receive an improper amount of medication. Whether it is a deficient or excessive amount, a patient in need of a specified amount may suffer serious detriment due to improper dosage errors.
  • Wrong medications: Many hospitals and health care facilities receive a lot of patients every day. As a result, patients’ medications can be mistaken with other patients’ medications. This can have damaging effects on patients with allergies. Others may be affected by receiving a medication not intended for his/her medical condition or illness.
  • Mixing medications: Sometimes, health care providers may not take into account the way a specific medication could react when mixed with another. However, mixing medications may have adverse effects on a patient regardless of their allergies.
  • Failure to examine a patient’s medical history: Oftentimes, health care providers fail to examine a patient’s medical history, missing information about the patient’s allergies. If the patient has severe allergies, one dose of the wrong medication could be fatal.

Contact a Washington, D.C. Medical Malpractice Lawyer!

Here at The Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. & Associates, our team understands the hardships that may come as the result of a medication error. With over 25 years of legal experience, our firm may be able to recover financial compensation for your medical expenses, emotional distresses, and lost wages.

Our Washington DC medication error attorneys are here for you. When it comes to your health, you can’t afford to wait. Pursue justice today. We are on your side.

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