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While prescription medications are provided for a variety of reasons, they are a crucial part of medical treatment helping millions of people regulate their conditions, and live longer healthier lives. Prescription medications are effective at doing so, as long as some error does not occur. When prescription errors happen, there are often devastating problems including the worsening of a medical condition, hospital stays, or fatalities. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident or incident in the state of Illinois, contact Newland & Newland, LLP for legal assistance.
Administering an incorrect medication creates a host of consequences, which can be fatal if not found and corrected immediately. Not only do incorrect medications leave victims vulnerable to the condition they needed to regulate, they also cause an imbalance, creating issues that had not previously existed. While the reasons for prescription errors can vary, incorrect prescriptions are usually attributed to illegible handwriting, incorrect spelling, or providing for the wrong medications altogether. If you have been given the wrong medication and have suffered injuries, speak with an experienced attorney to determine your rights to relief.
Adverse reactions to prescription medications can also lead to serious consequences. In many cases, patients provide doctors with their complete medical history, which usually includes other prescriptions they are taking and the effects of each. When prescribing new medications, doctors must review a patient’s medical history to ensure that complications will not arise by taking the newly prescribe medications. The most common injuries associated with this type of error are the result of interference with other medications. Other common injuries are usually associated with having allergic reactions to the medication that was prescribed.
Prescription labels contain important information regarding the type of medication, the dosage, and instructions for use. In some cases, an incorrect label is placed on a prescription bottle by pharmacies. When this occurs, there is a potential that the medication is taken in a way that is not effective. Improper labeling also creates the potential for an overdose. This occurs in situations in which the label advises that the prescription be taken twice daily instead of the intended one pill per week.
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Newland & Newland, LLP can assist you or your loved one with filing and obtaining monetary relief for a personal injury claim in the state of Illinois. Our attorneys know how to effectively handle your medical malpractice claim. If you or your loved one has been injured as a result of an incident of medical negligence, you deserve compensation. Contact an experienced attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP for the first step in determining your rights to relief. During the initial consultation, we will gather the facts and circumstances related to a claim and develop a course of action. For a no-risk initial consultation, contact us today to schedule an appointment in one of our offices located in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville, and Cary.