My elderly father has been in a Louisville hospital for the past two weeks. He had a heart attack and is being monitored until his doctors determine whether he is strong enough to survive heart surgery. He actually seems to be going downhill, and today I noticed that the pills he is taking look different than the ones I got from our local pharmacy, although the name on the bottle is the same. Should I question this?

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Absolutely! The pills could be perfectly fine—just manufactured by a different company or a generic brand rather than the popular brand. Then again, they could be the wrong medication.

Get in touch with your father’s doctor right away, and express your concerns. Point out that you’ve noticed your father’s condition declining, and you wonder if the pills have anything to do with it. The doctor is probably already aware of your dad’s worsening condition, and perhaps the change in medication is meant to address this problem.

At any rate, get answers that satisfy you. Do not just figure that the doctors all know what they’re doing and that your questions will be seen as stupid. Doctors make mistakes, too, and theirs can have harmful consequences. The stupidest thing you can do is remain quiet.

If you suspect that your loved one has been harmed by a Kentucky medication mistake, don’t hesitate to call the medication error attorneys at Gray and White Law at 502-210-8942 or toll free at 888-450-4456 to set up a FREE, no-obligation consultation.