A doctor’s negligence can lead to medication error
When prescribing a medication to treat and illness or disease, a doctor must look beyond the drug’s ability to treat the patient’s ailment. There are numerous factors to consider when prescribing a drug. Potential allergic reactions, cross-reactions with other medications, and improper dosage are some of the most important factors that a physician must consider. Failing to properly assess a drug and its impact on a patient’s health can significant jeopardize the health of any patient. Every year, hundreds of patients suffer as a result of a doctor’s negligence and failure to correctly prescribe the appropriate medication. This negligence is often the cause of severe injury, numerous health complications, and may even lead to wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a medication error, call a skilled Chicago personal injury lawyer from The Horwitz Law Group at: (312) 641-9200.