Two weeks ago we discussed some measures taken by the FDA to try to curtail the instances of medication errors in hospitals and pharmacies. Though name assessment, in all its forms, is certainly beneficial to the public, the FDA’s processes cannot prevent every mishap. Negligent medical professionals can still misinterpret a prescription, prescribe the wrong medication, administer the wrong dosage, or fail to consult a patient’s allergies. When this happens, you can be left with extensive harm.
Medication errors can leave you with a worsened medical condition or a new illness. Depending on the severity of the error, you may even succumb to infection, organ failure, and/or death. In addition to the obvious physical side effects of medication errors, you might have additional losses as well. In these instances, you likely will need more medical care, causing your bills to mount. Also, you may be out of work, forcing you to forego much needed income. Add these damages to the physical and emotional damage and you may find yourself being overwhelmed. If this is the case, you may need to seek help from an attorney.
In Florida, medical malpractice attorneys are on standby to help victims fight for the remedies they deserve. The legal professionals at Ford, Dean & Rotundo, for example, utilize their experience and courtroom and negotiating skills in an effort to show negligence on the defendant’s part, illustrate the extent of the victim’s harm, and persuade a jury to award compensation.
There are a lot of unknowns when entering into a legal dispute. However, our attorneys are experienced at handling a variety of medical malpractice issues, and they work diligently to give each case the individualized attention it deserves. Going head-to-head against a doctor and/or a hospital with seemingly unlimited resources may seem daunting, but you may find comfort by putting your trust in an attorney who is dedicated to you and your future.