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Medical Malpractice Attorneys Discover New App That Helps Prevent Medication Errors

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Have you ever wanted to make a doctor’s office visit a little less stressful?

Recently Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. discovered the “My Medications App,” that was created by the American Medical Association (AMA).  This app is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch on the AMA iTunes store. The medical malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. think this app will make it easier for those yearly and/or monthly doctors’ visits, when they ask you to list or bring in all the medications you take. This app makes it fast and simple to access the medications you are taking, because it is all in one place.

Features of the “My Medications App”

The “My Medications App” it allows a person to add the following information:

  • Emergency contact info
  • Immunizations
  • Doctors contact info
  • Medicines you take on a daily basis
  • Allergies

In addition, this app is a good way to organize the medications you take, particularly if an emergency arises so that the  healthcare professional can treat your symptoms more effectively.

For more information about this app visit http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/apps/my-medications.page

Medication Error Statistics

According to a study done by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), between 1993 and 1998:

  • 41% of fatal medication errors involved administration of an improper dose of medicine.
  • 16% of medication errors accounted for giving the wrong drug and using the wrong route of administration.
  • Almost half of the fatal medication errors occurred in people over the age of 60.

Contact Your Medication Error Malpractice Attorney Today

If a doctor does not know the medications their patient is taking and does not ask, and the patient suffers serious injury or even death,  it may give rise to a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit.

Mixing different combinations of drugs and prescription medicines can be deadly. Often times, combining different medicines can lead to loss of coordination, brain hemorrhaging, comas, heart failure, liver failure and even death. It is the doctor and/or hospitals responsibility to ensure that they are prescribing the correct medication to the patient.

Patients and their families should our personal injury firm if they believe that a medication error caused injuries  and illness to the patient. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan mediation error malpractice lawyers about your case.

 

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