One of the more common reasons for a drug mix-up is due to a doctor’s illegible handwriting. This type of medication error has an increased risk of happening when the prescription has a similar-sounding or similar-looking name.
One of the more recent examples was in June 2011 when the FDA issued a safety warning on risperidone (Risperdal), which was mixed up with ropinirole (Requip), many times due to a doctor’s illegible handwriting. This led to some patients experiencing injuries that led to hospitalization.
Other medications with similar-sounding or similar-looking names that could lead to a drug mix-up when a doctor’s handwriting isn’t legible include:
- Adderall – Inderal;
- Celebrex – Cerebyx;
- Doxil – Paxil;
- Miralax – Mirapex;
When a doctor’s handwriting is illegible and it leads to a prescription error, you may have the right to seek compensation. To learn what your legal rights are, you should contact a Louisville medication error lawyer as soon as possible.Contacting a Louisville Medication Error Lawyer
A Louisville medication error lawyer at Gray and White can help you handle every aspect of your prescription error claim. If you’ve become the victim of a medication error in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case – 1-888-450-4456 or 1-502-210-8942.