I Think My Doctor Prescribed the Wrong Medication. How Do I Tell?
Any time a doctor prescribes medications, he or she will typically tell you why he's prescribing the medication, the purpose for the medication, and the common side effects of the medication.
What is important to understand is that all medications to a certain extent have some side effects. Some are very common and benign; others are rare and may be more serious. However, if you should experience a complication that is unexpected, that was not discussed by the doctor or the pharmacist when you picked up your prescription, and if the condition for which you're being treated does not get better but in fact gets worse, then in fact you may have been prescribed the wrong medication or the wrong dose of medication, in which case you should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can review your case, obtain the pertinent medical records, send those records on to one or more consultants, and determine if in fact the doctor was negligent in the medication he prescribed, or prescribed the wrong medication or the wrong dose of medication, or in some cases a pharmacy dispensed the wrong medication.
Medication errors are some of the most common errors that we see in the malpractice field. If there's any question as to whether or not you were prescribed the wrong medication or there's been any error with respect to the dispensement of the medication, you should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can review your case and determine if in fact there has been medical malpractice.
If you or a loved one have suffered from medical malpractice, and you'd like to speak to an experienced attorney, please contact the law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard for a consultation today at (408) 289-1417.