Orlando Medication Error Attorney
Medication errors are probably one of the most frequent, and probably underestimated, errors related to patient care. Medication errors may be caused by an improper prescription, drug selection, dosage or administration. Fortunately, many prescription errors result in brief or minor side effects. However, administration of the wrong medication or dosage can cause catastrophic injury or death.
Orlando malpractice lawyer Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. has been helping Florida residents recover compensation for injuries caused by medication errors for more than 24 years. He chose to create his own firm years ago in order to offer his clients the highest quality, most personalized medical malpractice representation possible.
Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. graduated from Brown University Medical School and the University of Florida College of Law. He is an attorney who is also a medical doctor. His medical education enables him to evaluate medical records and medication charts with a sophisticated eye. As a result, Mr. Barszcz has the ability to spot medical errors that other attorneys may miss.
Mr. Barszcz has used his medical-legal education and experience as a civil trial attorney to recover multi-million dollar settlement s and verdicts for his clients. If you have been seriously injured and need experienced legal representation, please contact us now.
Medication errors can result in serious injury or worsen an existing condition. An incorrectly prescribed medication may adversely interact with other drugs and cause life threatening injuries. Furthermore, the administration of an improper drug usually results in the failure to administer the prescribed, necessary medication for an existing illness. Furthermore, severe or allergic reactions to incorrect drugs or dosages can result in serious injury or death. Some potential consequences of medication errors include the following:
- Misdiagnosis or mistreatment of the condition for which the medication was prescribed
- Side effects
- Possible allergic reactions
- Unintended adverse drug interactions
Before you receive any medicine, your physician, nurse and pharmacist should be certain of the prescribed medication, dosage, frequency and route of administration. Your medical condition and any potential allergies should be thoroughly researched and understood by your health care providers. Your medication history and files should be continuously updated so that your doctors, nurses and pharmacist are aware of your medication history and the potential for adverse side effects or dangerous drug interactions.
You may contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., in Winter Park, Florida, if you have been injured due to a medication error. To learn more about medication errors or other examples of medical malpractice, please contact our firm today for a free consultation.
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