As the Population Ages and More Medications Come to Market, Does the Risk for Prescription Errors Increase?

 

The Louisville prescription mistakes attorneys at the Franklin Law Group help you get just compensation

Prescription errors — whether negligent dosing, prescribing the wrong medication, mislabeling, failing to warn about side effects or any other mistake — can cause serious medical problems, including seizures, brain damage, anaphylaxis and coma. In fact, there are reports that up to 100,000 people die each year from prescription drug adverse events and medication mistakes.

 

 

To help protect yourself and your family members from prescription medication mistakes, the Mayo Clinic recommends that you inform your doctor and pharmacist about:

 

  • All the medications you are taking — including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and vitamin, mineral or herbal supplements
  • Medications that have caused problems for you in the past, including allergic reactions
  • Any serious or chronic health conditions you suffer
  • When you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant

 

Other safe practices include consistently using the same pharmacy (they will have all your prescriptions on record), checking the label to make sure you are receiving the correct prescription, storing medications in their original bottles and never sharing your prescription drugs with another person.

 

Contact an experienced medication errors attorney to schedule your free consultation

 

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505 West Ormsby Avenue

Louisville, Kentucky 40203

Tel: 1-502-637-6000

Fax: 1-502-637-1413