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September 2016

Investigating a Medication Error

By |2019-04-24T18:00:09+00:00September 16th, 2016|Medication Error|

Investigating a medication error as the basis for a medical malpractice claim requires a clear understanding of the way that medications are prescribed and dispensed. Medication error lawsuits typically involve serious injury or wrongful death as a result of an overdose, missed dose, misfilled prescription, administration of the wrong drug, or drug interaction.  A patient’s [...]

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July 2016

Medication Error: Aspirin for Stroke Risk in AFib

By |2019-03-18T22:01:44+00:00July 1st, 2016|Medication Error|

A medication error can carry serious consequences.  A popular medical journal recently reported that physicians are frequently prescribing aspirin to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (“Afib”).  This is a medical mistake that can lead to a preventable stroke.  Afib is a condition wherein erratic electrical impulses in the heart cause [...]

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April 2016

Fatal Medication Error Avoidable

By |2019-04-24T18:00:09+00:00April 12th, 2016|Medication Error|

A number of systems are in place to prevent a medication error in the hospital.  Still, medication errors remain the most common source of hospital errors.  One system developed to reduce prescription error is the "computerized physician order entry," or CPOE, which is used by 97% of hospital nationwide as part of their electronic medical [...]

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March 2016

Medication Error Related to Drug Interaction

By |2019-04-24T18:00:08+00:00March 23rd, 2016|Medication Error|

A medication error can lead to serious injury or wrongful death.  A recent study shows that medication errors related to drug and supplement interactions are on the rise, especially among the elderly.  As medical lawyers, we have seen numerous cases involving a misfilled prescription or an overdose, but there has been a spike in cases [...]

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October 2014

Doctors Pushing Dangerous Drugs

By |2019-03-18T22:02:03+00:00October 1st, 2014|Medication Error|

Dangerous drugs are often overprescribed due to conflicts of interest inherent in the medical industry.  The case of Farid Fata, M.D. is a case in point.  This oncologist recently pleaded guilty to criminal charges arising out of chemotherapy medications that he prescribed to patients who either didn't need the drugs or would not benefit from them.  [...]

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August 2014