What constitutes a prescription error by medical staff?

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A prescription error is essentially any mistake in the diagnosis, prescription, dosage, administration, labeling or instructions pertaining to a medication you have been prescribed to use as part of any medical treatment. When you or someone you love has been the victim of a medication mistake, you should immediately take action by speaking to an attorney at a Kentucky medication error law firm.

3 Key Components of a Prescription Error

Medication errors can manifest in various ways, but the majority fall in to one or several of the following categories: 

  • Diagnostic mistakes, which occur when a patient history is misinterpreted or a medication is improperly prescribed to the patient; 
  • Administrative errors, which can happen when patients are given the wrong medication or incorrect dosage, or have medications administered improperly, such as excessively prescribed medications or medication combinations with adverse side effects; and  
  • Pharmaceutical errors, which take place at the pharmacy and are often attributed to staff errors and improper labeling.  

Mistakes can be prevalent at the hospital level when your information and prescription medications pass through many sets of hands, and personal accountability is diluted. Pharmacies can also be hotbeds for errors, particularly chain pharmacies with improperly or inadequately trained staff.

When a prescription error adversely affects you or someone you love, get in touch with an attorney at a Kentucky medication error law firm who has handled prescription mistakes and medical malpractice cases before and understands the emotional, physical and financial impact it can have on your life and your family.

Contacting a Kentucky Medication Error Law Firm 

If you’ve suffered as a result of a medication error in Kentucky by your medical professional or hospital staff, an attorney at Gray and White can help you handle every aspect of your claim. If you believe someone you love has been the victim of abuse or neglect, contact us today at 888-450-4456 or 502-210-8942 for a FREE, no-commitment evaluation of your case.