A patient seeking medical help needs to receive the proper treatment from their physician, often within a short amount of time to prevent further injury or suffering. A wrongly prescribed treatment can cause that person more injury and can delay the proper treatment. As a result, that individual may develop more serious health complications. These problems can leave a patient requiring additional treatments that may carry the risk of severe side effects. This is particularly likely when mistakes are made in the prescription of a medication.
If you have suffered because of a doctor or other medical professional’s failure to provide you with the correct medication, a civil lawsuit may be appropriate. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact the St. Louis incorrect prescription lawyers of the Finney Law Office by calling 314-646-0300 today.
A prescription needs to be written out properly by a doctor, as any miscommunication between the doctor and a nurse or pharmacist can prove to be a costly mistake. If a doctor commits such an error, the patient may suffer significantly adverse health effects.
Improperly filled or written prescriptions may be the cause for the following health problems:
- Unnecessary drug-specific side-effects
- Overdosing of medications
- Providing too little medication to treat an illness or injury
- Providing a drug that counteracts with another treatment
If you received an incorrect prescription due to the negligence of one or more of the individuals who were involved in the administration of your care, you may be able to seek financial compensation. Contact the St. Louis incorrect prescription attorneys of the Finney Law Office at 314-646-0300 today to discuss your potential case with a committed legal representative.