Danville Incorrect Prescription Attorney
The Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has received more than 30,000 reports of patients receiving incorrect prescriptions in the past two decades. Since this number only includes cases where the error was noticed and voluntarily reported, the number of actual errors is probably much higher. Many of these errors have serious consequences and sometimes even result in wrongful patient death.
Doctors, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals receive extensive training and are held to high legal standards due to the critical nature of the work they do. If a medical professional has failed in his or her duty to you, resulting in incorrect prescription, contact the Danville incorrect prescription lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 to speak with a legal advisor about your rights today.
Causes of Incorrect Prescription
It can be puzzling that in a time of advanced technology and increasing oversight of healthcare workers, professionals such as doctors and pharmacists can still make drastic prescription errors, such as dispensing the wrong medication to a patient. In a recent FDA study of two frequently confused drugs, the following reasons were found to be common causes of incorrect prescription administration:
- Similar names of drugs, which also happen to frequently use the same dosages
- Poor penmanship that makes it difficult for pharmacists to read orders
- Similar packing and labels on drugs
While everyone makes some errors on the job, there should be enough checks in place to prevent patients from receiving an incorrect medication.
When you or a loved one are ill and need prescription medication to assist you, you should not have to worry that you will receive an incorrect prescription. If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered a loss due to receiving an incorrect prescription, call (217) 443-4343 to speak with the Danville incorrect prescription attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., today.