Child Medication Errors & Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Our medical negligence attorneys in Michigan recognize the high risk of medication errors in hospitals and you should too. “Know all the drugs you r child is getting: know the dosages and the schedule of those drugs,” says Dr. Joseph Scherger of the University of California at Irvine. “The parent needs to be aware that hospitals are dangerous places.”
Child Medication Error Statistics
Medication errors are potentially lethal for young children. Their bodies aren’t equipped to handle high dosages of medication when their body mass is so low. The Journal of the American Medical Association did a study and found medication errors in more than one out of every 18 prescriptions ordered for children. This error rate is similar to what is found among adult patients, but it is more serious for children. In fact, in cases of the very youngest children, who may weigh more than only a few pounds, a medication error is three times more likely to be potentially harmful. If hospitals took the proper precautions, repeating mistakes like this are avoidable.
Get The Best Settlement For Your Child Medication Error Case
Our child negligence attorneys in Michigan will help you if you believe that you or a family member were the victim of medical malpractice in Michigan. The negligent hospital may be liable for significant damages for the wrong prescription, wrong dosage, or medication error, especially when the injuries and damages caused by the improper treatment are substantial.
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Contact Your Michigan Child Medication Error Attorney Today
Parents of children who suffer injuries due to a medication error should the medical malpractice law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers about your case.