Patients entrust their lives to health care providers treating their medical problems. However, an estimated thirty million medication errors are committed every year in the United States, according to the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Even with the right diagnosis, some cases of wrong medications lead to death.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) established vital components highly influencing the medication use of patients, which include both staff and patient education of different prescriptions. Errors happen when the pharmacist or provider fails to provide the appropriate prescription due to confusion, or administers another patient’s medication instead. In these situations, immediately consult New York City medical malpractice lawyers to determine legal remedies for your child.