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Is a prescription error the cause of your health complications?

On Behalf of | Dec 1, 2021 | Medical Malpractice

There is a lot that can go wrong following a prescription error. First, your illness may become aggravated since it is not being treated, the wrong drugs may cause adverse reactions with your body, and finally, there is a chance of being dependent on the drugs in question.

Whatever your state is, you deserve a remedy for all the complications you develop due to a medical error.

It all boils down to negligence

Various instances may give rise to prescription errors. For example, your doctor or another health practitioner may fail to administer the correct dosage or prescribe a drug to which you are allergic. They may even issue you with the wrong drugs to treat your condition. The reasons may include:

  •       Distraction
  •       Illegible writing
  •       Poor communication, among others

Since doctors owe you a duty of care in discharging their duties, all these instances amount to negligence, and you are entitled to sue for damages.

How much is your medical claim worth?

It depends on a lot of things. For instance, how much have you spent on medical bills seeking treatment for the prescription error? Have you stayed out of work owing to health complications caused by the wrong medication? Did the wrong medication cause you pain or suffering? All these will be taken into account when arriving at your settlement package.

You may be time-barred from recovering damages

It is important to take action as soon as you discover your injuries. Otherwise, you risk your case being dismissed if you go beyond the legal deadline in place for medical malpractice cases as specified by the law in Delaware.

A prescription error can be detrimental to your health and wellbeing. Therefore, getting adequately compensated for your injuries will enable you to focus on the most important thing – getting back on your feet.