Medication errors can occur when there is a dangerous interaction between medications in a patient’s system. If you forgot to inform your doctor about other medications or supplements you were taking and had an adverse reaction to a drug your doctor prescribed, you will not be able to hold the physician responsible for medication error. On the other hand, if your doctor failed to notify you of potential risks for medical treatment, contact a Louisville medication error attorney.
One of the prerequisites to filing a medication error claim is to prove that the doctor was negligent and that this carelessness caused your injury. If the doctor was competent and exercised a “reasonably skillful and careful” degree of care, it would not be considered negligence.
While patients have rights – such as privacy, informed consent and the ability to refuse treatments – individuals are also responsible for certain aspects of their own care. It is a patient’s obligation to be honest and forthright with their doctors, giving the physician an opportunity to augment that patient’s plan of care based on the new information.
Since doctors are required to obtain a patient’s informed consent when proceeding with new medications, they cannot outline the risks for potentially dangerous drug or supplement interactions when they do not know one exists. If you realized you have giving your doctor incomplete information, contact them as soon as possible.
Help from a Louisville Medication Error Attorney
Hiring an attorney specializing in medication errors can mean the difference for your case. The Gray & White law firm focuses exclusively on medication error claims. Their team of lawyers will investigate your case and determine liability and negligence, so you can obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case – 888-634-8767 or 502-210- 8942.