Every year approximately 100,000 patients are prescribed the wrong medication in the United States. Of those 100,000 patients, an average of 7000 will die as a result of receiving the wrong medication. Our knowledgeable New York Wrong Medication Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has found that the administration of wrong medication is among the leading forms of medical negligence leading to significant injury and illness.
Receiving the wrong medication is a result of medical malpractice. Wrong medication medical malpractice can arise in the form of improper dosage of the correct medication or simply from the administration of the wrong medication. According to our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, the wrong medication can elicit significant adverse effects, such as adverse drug interaction with other prescribed medications, drug allergies or serious liver or kidney problems.
Infants and children are at a greater risk of developing wrong medication health problems. In children, medication dosages are administered by specific weight and age factors. Due to the age and weight requirements, children are more likely to overdose when receiving a wrong medication. Children do not have a significantly-developed immune system that is necessary to counteract a wrong medication. Our New York Wrong Medication Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned one in eighteen prescriptions for children are written for the wrong dosage or wrong medication.
Receiving the wrong medication can occur at any point in the medical process, such as during diagnosis, treatment or delivery of the medication. Our highly skilled New York Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC agrees that inaccurate diagnosis is among the causes of wrong medication malpractice, along with:
- Administering the wrong medication
- Wrong dosage administration of the correct medication
- Incorrect dosage instructions
- Illegible handwriting leading to wrong medication
- Anesthesia overdose
- Drug interactions
- Allergic reactions
Receiving the wrong medication can cause significant long-term consequences. The wrong medication can lead to a serious condition, such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Syndrome, coagulation error or anti-platelet medication error, permanent injury or wrongful death. If you are suffering an injury due to a wrong medication, you may be eligible to take legal action. Pursuing a wrong medication claim is a complex endeavor. You must prove medical negligence occurred resulting in your injury. Our aggressive New York Wrong Medication Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will review your medical records, retain experts, evaluate your claim, prove liability for your injury and fight for the monetary compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you love is suffering due to a wrong medication, contact our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free initial case evaluation. Please call us at 800.696.9529, online or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our New York office in Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.