Chemotherapy Overdose & Radiation Injuries

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Can a compounding pharmacy cause a chemotherapy overdose?

Sometimes, the chemotherapy medication you need is not available directly from the drug manufacturer. Instead, the chemotherapy needs to be compounded, or mixed, by qualified professionals such as oncology pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy assistants who are overseen by pharmacy managers. Chemotherapy Compounding Mistakes Mixing…

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What is chemotherapy toxicity?

NOTE: Our law firm operates exclusively within the state of Kentucky. While we appreciate your interest and readership, we regretfully cannot accept cases or provide legal assistance outside the state of Kentucky. Chemotherapy drugs are used to treat cancer. However, while the purpose of┬áchemotherapy medications…

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How will I know if my doctor made a mistake with my radiation treatment?

Radiation is often an effective cancer treatment, but it can also be dangerous. If you or someone you love receive radiation to treat cancer, it is important to recognize the signs of a possible radiation injury so that you can get medical treatment as soon…

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Why are chemotherapy mistakes so dangerous?

Chemotherapy medications are toxic. When used correctly, these toxins kill the cancer cells in your body. However, chemotherapy drugs can also kill healthy cells in your body and make you very ill. You are already vulnerable to illness because of your cancer and previous cancer…

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How common are chemotherapy mistakes?

In a 2018 article published in The Lancet Oncology, researchers looked at chemotherapy errors from 1980-2017 to find out how common chemotherapy errors are and to identify possible solutions to help prevent future mistakes. According to the article: Chemotherapy errors present a potentially serious risk…

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How long do I have to file a chemotherapy overdose lawsuit in Kentucky?

Chemotherapy overdose is a type of medical or pharmaceutical malpractice. Your injury happened because you were given too much chemotherapy when someone such as a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist acted negligently. Accordingly, you may have the right to file a lawsuit in a Kentucky court,…

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