If you have a medical condition, your doctor may prescribe you a specific medication to help treat you. Prescriptions can be extremely helpful in suppressing the effects of an illness or condition. Unfortunately, prescription errors can arise that can cause more harm than good, leading to long-term health problems.
Understanding the problems that might arise can keep you safe.
Too Much Dosage
Doctors must prescribe the correct dosage. They must also ensure their communication is clear to the pharmacy. If the doctor prescribes too much of a drug or the pharmacy prints the label incorrectly, it could lead to severe harm.
Anytime you go to the doctor, they should ask if you are allergic to any medications. An allergy can be fatal, so doctors must ensure that they don’t prescribe you something that can cause you harm. Be sure to speak up if you have an allergy to a specific medication.
Adverse Reactions to Other Medications
Doctors should ask what other medications you may be taking before prescribing you something. Some medicines don’t work together, and they can be a dangerous combination. If they prescribe you medication without first checking what you’re taking, it could result in severe harm.
Some medications (even over-the-counter products) get recalled because they pose significant dangers to consumers. If a specific medication has been recalled, it should not be given to a patient. There’s a severe risk of harm.
At Crowe & Harris, LLP, we know how pharmaceutical errors can cause you to suffer damages. Our Boston medical malpractice lawyers work to safeguard your rights throughout the process, helping you understand your options every step of the way. Let us be there for you when you suffer harm so that you can focus on your recovery. We’re ready to stand by your side.