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Medication Errors Involving IV’s: An Overview


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1/7/2014
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According to a recent study, over 43 million people were injured last year due to medical errors. These errors could lead to a Boise medical malpractice claim. One instance where these errors may occur is when a patient is given an IV. The outcome may be permanent or long-term disability, financial losses, and emotional distress. Fortunately for victims, a successful lawsuit could result in compensation for some or all of these losses.

How Do Boise Prescription Drug Errors Typically Occur With Regard to IV’s?

The following are three common examples:

  1. The wrong dosage of medication may be administered.
  2. A decimal point may have been overlooked when determining dose size of the medication.
  3. The wrong code may be entered into the programmer.

If a Victim Pursues a Medical Malpractice Claim Following a Medication Error Involving an IV, He or She May Be Entitled to Damages.

The following are a few damages that you may be entitled to recover:

  1. Pain and suffering
  2. Lost present and future wages
  3. Medical expenses
  4. Rehabilitation costs

 

Like most other causes of action under Idaho law, medical malpractice claims are subject to a statute of limitations. Waiting too long to pursue your claim could cause you to lose the ability to recover damages for your losses. To learn more about how we can help you in the way that we have helped past clients, view our client testimonials. For more information about pursuing a claim following a prescription drug error, call our firm at 888-716-8021 today and request a free consultation.



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