When Are Hospitals Liable For Medication Errors?
When you consult a medical malpractice lawyer, he or she will evaluate your case to determine which parties should be named as defendants. In some cases, this may include the hospital or clinic at which you received treatment. Your medical malpractice lawyer will need to know if you took the medication as it was prescribed to you or if a healthcare provider administered the medication. For example, a nurse may have injected a medication into your IV line. It may have been the wrong medication or the wrong dosage, or the medication may have been contraindicated for use because of other drugs that were prescribed to you. Under these circumstances, you could file a lawsuit against the hospital and responsible medical care providers because of medication errors.
Another reason why your medical malpractice lawyer might name the hospital as a defendant is if you delivered a child at the hospital and your baby was the victim of medication errors. For example, there have been cases where the wrong dosage of medication is given causing severe injury or even death.
If you or your child suffered injuries as a result of medication errors near Long Island, New York, you can pursue justice in court. For more information, call the medical malpractice law firm of Pegalis Law Group at (516) 684-2900.