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Medication Errors

Medication Errors

A medicine or medication is used to treat illnesses or diseases and has many types. Some of these are medications for analgesics for pain, antacids, antibiotics for infections, and spermicides for contraception. Medicines can be classified into two: generic and branded. According to fda.gov, “A generic drug is a medication created to be the same as an already marketed brand-name drug in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance characteristics, and intended use.”.

A medication error is any avoidable event that can cause incorrect medication use or while the medicine is in the control of the health care professional or patient. This error can be caused by miscommunication between a patient and the doctor or between medical professionals, medicines that sound alike, or misreading the doctor’s handwriting. Taking an incorrect medicine might cause allergies, create a new illness or condition, or death. It is very important to ask your doctor, nurse, or any medical professional if you are unsure what medicine to take or if you think the pharmacist gave you the wrong medicine.

We here at Darfoor Law have personal injury attorneys ready to help you if you’re a victim of medication error or any medical malpractice. You may contact us at 754-800-5657 or send us an email to info@darfoorlaw.com. You may also visit Darfoor Law website.

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