Medication Errors at Children’s Hospital Results in Infant Death

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The death of an infant at a childrens hospital was due to a medication error in a non-emergency situation. The hospital explained that its neonatal ambulance team was dispatched to another hospital in order to transfer a critically ill newborn infant for critical care. During this time, and against hospital policy and practice, a hospital staff employee gave the infant medications without the proper order or instruction from a licensed physician or prescriber.

As a result of this unfortunate incident, investigations have been conducted and reveal that numerous medication errors occurred at the same hospital, but due to confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements made with families of other infant victims, the information is never made known to the public. Statistically, there are up to three times as many medical errors that result in personal injury or permanent disability. Injuries due to hospital negligence or medical malpractice occur frequently, yet are undetected until it is too late.

A medication error or other hospital mistake can lead to permanent injury and death. If you suspect that a family member of yours, or a person you care about, may have suffered injuries or death due to medication mistake or other medical negligence, then you should contact our law firm immediately. Gray and White Law has helped many families throughout Kentucky whose loved ones have suffered injuries as a result of improper hospital mistakes or medical malpractice. Our team of experienced lawyers is ready to learn more about your case and to address questions or concerns you may have. Simply contact us at any time for your free legal consultation via confidential e-mail or toll-free call at 1-888-450-4456.