One wrong dosage can cause significant damage and even death to patients. The job of doctors and pharmacists leave no room for error, because a pharmaceutical error means serious consequences for a patient. Patients can be injured by pharmaceutical error in a number of ways. One way is a misdiagnosis. When a doctor fails to diagnose or wrongly diagnoses a patient, they may prescribe the wrong medication or fail to write a prescription at all. When patients with illnesses are resting on medication to maintain their health, a wrong diagnosis can do serious damage.
Another way for pharmaceutical error to cause injury is by wrong dosage. When pharmacists and doctors tell the patient to take a dosage that is not enough or too much, patients can suffer serious harm as well. Whether the dosage is listed wrong on the prescription bottle itself or if the doctor wrongly informs the patient, these can constitute pharmaceutical error that can constitute a personal injury claim. Prescription error is inexcusable because the job of medical professionals is to make their patients well. When they actually do the opposite and cause them harm, they are guilty of negligence.
For more information, contact a personal injury attorney from Crary Buchanan today.