New Initiative Aims To Reduce Medication Errors
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced an initiative to reduce medication errors by half in the next five years. The Food & Drug Administration reports that one person dies each day and 1.3 million people are injured nationwide from drug errors.
Medication errors can be considered Connecticut medical malpractice if the error leaves the patient with a permanent, significant injury including death. Medication errors can include the following:
- Administering the wrong medication and/or dosage
- Prescribing the wrong medication and/or dosage
- Administering medication via the wrong route (e.g. through an IV when it should have been in pill form)
If you or your loved one believes there was a medication error during a course of treatment, contact our firm. Our medical malpractice team includes a nurse/attorney and doctor/attorney who will begin an immediate medical and legal investigation into your case.