Medication Errors Can Be Deadly

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The Institute of Medicine says that medication errors affect more than 1.5 million Americans each year. Sometimes the medication errors are the fault of overworked or incompetent medical professionals or simple poor penmanship, communication and safety practices. At CGWC we have seen many medication errors, including improper dosages of medicines like Vicodin, hydrocodone, oxycontin, and others. Some are tragically fatal, causing the wrongful death of loved ones and untold emotional and financial damage to the family members left behing. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) performed a study covering the five years from 1993 to 1998 and found the most common medication error was the administration of an improper dosage of potentially dangerous medicine.

 

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a medication error, you do have legal rights and need the help of the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at CGWC to protect your family’s rights and receive the insurance benefits you deserve for these all too common medical mistakes.