Our Michigan hospital medication mistake lawyers represent clients and their families in cases relating to hospital medication errors and mistakes. In many cases, the patient is either prescribed the wrong medication, given the wrong medication, or provided with the wrong dose of the medication. The results are often devastating, causing severe illness and even death.
Medication Errors & Drug Overdoses in Michigan Hospitals
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Science recently reported that 1.5 million Americans are injured or killed by medication errors. Many of these, as many as 400,000, occur in hospitals and as many as 800,000 occur in long-term care settings.
Medication errors include all mistakes involving prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, vitamins, minerals, or herbal supplements. Although hospital medication errors vary widely across facilities, IOM estimates that on average, there is at least one mediation error per hospital patient per day. In addition, the extra medical costs of treating drug-related injuries occurring in hospitals alone predictably amount to $3.5 billion a year.
Preventing Michigan Hospital Medication Mistakes
Hospitals are now using the latest technology to avoid these errors, such as electronically written prescriptions, but unfortunately preventing hospital medication errors is not an easy task as many mistakes are due to human error and carelessness.
As a patient, it is always recommended to understand what prescription drugs you are taking and what the symptoms of those medications are. Always know and inform your doctor of what prescription drug(s) you are already taking when being prescribed a new medication and any health problems you may have had in the past or continue to encounter.
File Your Michigan Hospital Medication Mistake Lawsuit
Our hospital medication mistake lawyers 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 mistake, especially when the injuries and damages caused by the improper treatment are substantial. Cases involving a drug overdose can result in the death of the patient.
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If you would like more information about your legal rights as a result of hospital medication errors or mistakes, you can order our FREE book, "The Ultimate Michigan Medical Malpractice Handbook," by Michigan medical malpractice lawyer Lawrence J. Buckfire. The book is an insider's report on medical malpractice claims and includes why most malpractice victims never receive compensation for their injuries. Our book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but Lawrence will send it to you for FREE!
Statute of Limitations For Michigan Hospital Medication Mistake Cases
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan malpractice attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
Michigan Hospital Medication Mistake Lawyers No Fee Promise
We will represent you in your Michigan hospital medication mistake case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Michigan Medication Mistake Lawyer Today
Patients and their families should contact our firm if they believe that a hospital medication mistake or drug overdaose caused injuries and illness to the patient. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers about your case.