How the Wrong Medication Can Hurt a New York Patient

As patients, we count on the drugs that our doctors prescribe and our pharmacists dispense to help us get better, to ease our pain, or at the very least to prevent us from getting worse. However, drugs only have the potential to help us if we are given the correct drug. If a doctor makes a mistake and prescribes the wrong drug or if a pharmacist gives us the wrong drug, serious consequences may result, and it is important to call a New York medical malpractice attorney for legal advice.

3 Ways the Wrong Medication Can Hurt You

It is important to be aware of all medications you are taking, because the wrong medication may:
  • Not Treat Your Condition and Allow it to Progress. If you do not receive the correct drug, chances are that your underlying medical condition is not being appropriately treated. For example, if you are not provided the right antibiotic for your infection then your infection may get worse and possibly become fatal.
  • Interact in a Dangerous Way with Other Medications You are Taking. If you are taking other medications, then a prescription drug error could cause you to have a serious adverse reaction in some cases.
  • Cause an Adverse Reaction Based on Your Other Conditions. If you have underlying medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart problems, liver problems or diabetes, then a prescription drug mistake could cause serious damage because of the drug's effect on people with your condition.

Why You Need a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer

A New York malpractice attorney will review your case, determine if a negligent error was made and advise you of your legal rights and potential recovery. If you have been hurt, or if you have lost a loved one, because of a prescription error in New York, please call a New York City medical malpractice lawyer today at 1-800-PAGAN-911.