Common Types of IV Errors

While most IV errors happen in a hospital setting, they can also occur in other medical facilities. If you have been the victim of an IV error that you believe was the result of medical negligence, seeking legal counsel should be your next step.

Some of the most common types of IV errors include:
 

  • administering an improper combination of drugs;
  • administering the wrong drugs;
  • administering an incorrect dosage of drugs;
  • administering drugs at the wrong time;
  • administering drugs with faulty valves or pumps;
  • administering drugs with an incorrect solution; and
  • failing to administer drugs through an IV. 


Perhaps one of the most severe kinds of IV errors is what is known as an extravasation injury. In this type of injury, there is either a leakage of fluid or an accidental injection of fluid into the tissue that surrounds the IV injection site.

When this type of IV error is not detected, consequences could be fatal. When there is a failure to treat an extravasation injury, medical negligence could be to blame.

Damages You May Seek After Suffering an IV Error

You may be entitled to recover damages through a medical malpractice claim if you have been the victim of an IV error. This is because when you entrust your life to the care of your doctors and they fail to uphold this care, you shouldn't be left to deal with the expenses alone.

Some of the types of damages that may be recovered through a medication error claim include:
 

  • loss of limb function;
  • cosmetic disfigurement;
  • amputation;
  • psychological damage;
  • pain and suffering;
  • disability;
  • physical impairment;
  • medical expenses (current and future); and
  • lost wages (current and future).  


To better understand your legal rights, you should consult with a Louisville medication error lawyer. A lawyer will evaluate your case to determine if you should proceed with a claim and can help you each step of the way. Additionally, a Louisville medication error lawyer will help collect the evidence that is necessary to prove your case so that you can focus your energy on recovery.

Contacting a Louisville Medication Error Lawyer

A Louisville medication error lawyer at Gray and White Law can help you handle every aspect of your medication error claim. If you've been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case - 1-888-450-4456 or 502-210-8942.

Matthew L. White
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