Overdosed or Were Given Wrong Medication

When a medical provider prescribes medication for you, you expect the medication to improve your condition; however, sometimes, health care providers make mistakes or act negligently, failing to deliver a basic standard of care.  Severe allergic reactions, incorrect treatment and death can result from medical negligence.

Many states may have specific rules about pursing cases regarding prescription and medication errors.  If you have overdosed or been given the wrong medication by a medical professional or nursing home representative, you should:
•    Get an opinion from a different health care provider, making sure to get clear documentation regarding symptoms resulting from inadequate prior medical care.
•    Be aware that medical doctors must be licensed to practice.  You should check a doctor’s qualifications in order to see if your doctor has operated under good standing or has received any prior complaints about their practice.
•    Keep all medical records and reports, including prescription receipts.

Medical malpractice claims involve complex theories of liability. Malpractice insurance representatives for health care providers may try to deny or settle your claim for as little as possible.  Experienced adjusters are trained to protect the interests of doctors and insurance companies and may ask questions to build legal defenses against your claim.  

Until you have contacted a medical negligence attorney:

•    Do not sign a release of your claims.
•    Do not make any written or recorded statements or sign anything that could be against your interest.  
•    Do not discuss settlement until you are fully recovered from your injuries and have been discharged by your physician.

Contact a lawyer immediately to gain a greater comprehension of your legal rights and the time limits imposed on your claim. Every case is different, and an experienced attorney can explain your rights, while providing an unbiased legal opinion.