Improper Medication

Medication errors make up a huge portion of medical malpractice cases in the United States today. The main reason for this is that there are so many ways medication can be mishandled and improperly prescribed. A doctor may write out a prescription for an inappropriate dosage, such as an adult dosage for a child’s ailment. A nurse may confuse two patients in a hospital room, and give one patient the other’s medication. A pharmacist may absentmindedly fill a prescription bottle with the wrong pills. In some cases, a doctor even may write out a normally appropriate prescription—but without thoroughly examining his patient’s medical history, which would have shown an allergy to the prescribed medication.

No matter what the circumstances are, administering improper medication can have catastrophic results. Medication reacts differently in every individual, and one man’s lifesaver can be another man’s poison. When a person knowingly takes medication that has not been prescribed to him, it is Russian roulette. When a person is administered the wrong medication by a trusted professional, it is medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has suffered due to being given improper medication, contact a Bakersfield medical malpractice attorney without delay.

A Bakersfield Medical Malpractice Attorney Will Fight For You

Our Bakersfield medical malpractice attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of clients throughout Bakersfield and surrounding counties. We specialize in medical malpractice claims, including cases where a patient was administered the wrong medication, or the right medication in the wrong dosage. Our attorneys fight hard to secure the maximum financial compensation possible for our clients to relieve the financial stress of hospital bills, long-term medical care, physical therapy, lost wages, funeral expenses, or any other unexpected costs related to this experience.

If you have suffered or lost a loved one to medical malpractice, you have the right to hold the guilty parties responsible and seek justice for your trauma. With the help of a skilled medical malpractice attorney, you can make sure that justice is served. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a top Bakersfield medical malpractice attorney today.