Who should oversee my prescription medication after I am discharged from a New York hospital, and do I need a New York City medical malpractice attorney if I've been hurt?


A: These are important questions to ask, because prescriptions can quickly become overwhelming and confusing after a hospital discharge, and a prescription drug error can be dangerous or even fatal.

Before you leave the hospital, a doctor, nurse or pharmacist should review all of your prescriptions with you. However, you may not have questions about your prescriptions until you get home, or you may not experience a medication side effect until you have been discharged. What then?

Then there should be a doctor who is overseeing your prescription medications. That doctor may be your surgeon, your specialist or your primary care doctor. It is important to identify the doctor before you leave the hospital so that you know whom to call when you are confused or need medical help. A nurse or physician's assistant may also be able to help answer your prescription questions.

If you have been injured because of incorrect prescriptions or a bad combination of prescription drugs, then you may be entitled to damages. Please contact an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney today at 1-800-PAGAN-911 for a free consultation. Our compassionate and knowledgeable New York medical malpractice lawyers will work hard for your just recovery.