San Diego Medication Errors and Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Errors in Medication could be Medical Negligence
Every day thousands of patients are given medications in error. The dosages could be incorrect or even the wrong drug could be prescribed. This activity has become so common that it affects well over one million Americans each and every year. The causes can be many. Often the Doctor's handwritten instructions are illegible or perhaps files have been mishandled leading to a wrong prescription drug being given. Thankfully most of these occurrences are relatively mild. The body either processes the medicine or drug without serious ill effects or the mistake is caught before significant damage has occurred.
In some cases the results can be very harmful, even lethal. Often this is the result of serious miscommunication and the work of multiple medical practitioners leading to problems such as the over prescription of drugs, using an incorrect drug for an individual or the quite serious situation of a negative interaction of multiple drugs. A well practiced San Diego medical malpractice and negligence lawyers understands not only these issues but also the difficult path of unearthing buried medical data and records.
Fighting a Malpractice Lawsuit involving Medical Errors
A medical error malpractice or negligence case can be quite complex to build. There are multiple factors that can make the underlying data to such a case appear confusing and difficult to substantiate. For example, often the record keeping is purposefully vague with only the barest minimum of data recorded. Being well aware of the potential for being sued the practitioners often elect to protect themselves by placing as little as possible in writing.
Another complexity is that a patient's condition will generally not be straightforward and underlying conditions or physical issues will cloud the picture. Drugs in interaction can have different side effects than if taken alone. Often Doctors will claim ignorance or try to move the problem onto other providers. There is rarely a clear cut path for such a claim to follow and it should only be trusted to legal representation with proven results and experience. The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates has secured over $1 Billion in settlements for its clientele. We know the job of pursuing justice in fighting a medical malpractice or negligence lawsuit and have the results to prove it.
If you think that you or a loved one has suffered as a result of medication errors then you should have your claim reviewed by
contacting a San Diego Medication Errors Attorney
for an evaluation and recommendation.