It might not be something that you think about when you are in the hospital but unfortunately, the chance you may suffer from an IV error is not that uncommon. There are a variety of reasons for this, as well as a number of different types of IV errors.
According to a report from Medicine Net, the FDA evaluated patient records for medication error deaths from 1993 to 1998. The findings showed that the most common types of fatal medication errors included incorrect dosage mistakes. These accounted for a staggering 41% of patient deaths.
Administering the wrong drug accounted for 16% of fatal medication errors and using an incorrect route of administration also accounted for 16%. Additionally, these findings showed that almost half of the fatal medication errors affected patients 60 years of age and older.
If you suspect that medical negligence was the cause of your IV error and you have suffered illness or injuries because of it, you should speak with a Louisville medication error lawyer as soon as possible. You may find that the medication error you’ve suffered is the result of medical negligence, which means you may be able to hold the responsible healthcare professional liable for your injuries.
Contacting a Louisville Medication Error Lawyer
A Louisville medication error lawyer at Gray and White Law can help you handle every aspect of your medication error claim. If you’ve been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case – 1-888-450-4456 or 502-210-8942.