Recovery After Prescription Errors And Surgical Mistakes
In Baltimore, like in most cities across the US, prescription errors and surgical mistakes are common forms of medical malpractice cases. There are unique aspects of evidence collection, depending on the type of harm sustained and the details surrounding the healthcare error.
Medical malpractice cases are often complex, but a Baltimore personal injury lawyer can guide you through the recovery process. Seasoned malpractice attorneys have a deep understanding of the particulars of different medical claims.
Evidence Collection After Prescription Errors
Prescription errors involve mistakes made in the prescription or administration of medication, and when they occur they can be incredibly harmful for the patient.
- Dosage issues. When too much or too little of a drug is prescribed it can have severe consequences. Drug miscalculation, miscommunications within a healthcare facility, or misinterpretation of the prescription by healthcare professionals could lead to a medical malpractice claim.
- Incorrect medication. Prescribing or administering the wrong drug is an error that can lead to adverse reactions or interactions. Often these cases are particularly dangerous because patients who have a negative response are living with allergies or other health conditions.
- Failure to warn. It is the duty of medical professionals to share information with their patients, including the potential side effects of prescribed medications. If a healthcare professional fails to warn you of the side effects and you sustain physical harm as a result, medical negligence can often be established.
Proving a prescription error case requires detailed records of the prescribed medication, dosage, and administration instructions. Discrepancies in these records serve as strong evidence of malpractice.
There is also the possibility that expert testimony could strengthen your claim. Medical experts can establish what the standard of care should have been administered, identify deviations, and demonstrate the causal link between the error and the patient’s harm.
Understanding the Landscape of Surgical Mistakes
When errors are made during surgical procedures, ranging from incorrect incisions to leaving foreign objects inside the patient’s body, a medical malpractice claim can follow.
- Surgery performed at the wrong site. When there is a surgical procedure on the wrong part of the body, it can have severe consequences for the patient. This is a major, preventable mistake and those responsible can be held accountable.
- Instruments left in the body. Leaving any medical item, including surgical instruments or sponges, inside a patient’s body after surgery can result in infections, organ damage, and other complications.
Collecting evidence in surgical mistake cases involves a meticulous review of surgical records, expert opinions, and collaboration with medical professionals. Documentation of the surgical procedure, including preoperative and postoperative notes, are part of the recovery process.
Speak to a Baltimore personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to have the merits of your case assessed. Then, your attorney will discuss with you whether you have a valid claim and what the potential outcomes may be.
Do you want to discuss your medical injury with a skilled legal professional? The attorneys at Iamele & Iamele, LLP will advocate for your rights and work towards securing the compensation you deserve. Contact us to book your fee-free appointment.