My Doctor Prescribed Me the Wrong Drug, Now What?
Medical malpractice, also known as medical negligence, can take many forms, such as injury resulting from medication errors. However, to determine and demonstrate that your doctor was at fault for the serious injury you sustained as a result of a medication error, you will need an expert medical malpractice legal team to evaluate your case. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a medication error, please contact our medical malpractice attorney in Houma, LA, by calling (985) 876-0870.
Examples of Medication Error by a Doctor
- Prescription or supply of wrong medication by your doctor
- Prescription or supply of medication that does not meet the medical standard of care for your condition
- Prescription of controversial medication therapies for your condition
- Inappropriate dosage amount traced back to your doctor’s prescription
Burden of Proof in a Medication Error Case Against a Doctor
It is up to your legal team to prove in a court of law that your serious injury directly resulted from the negligence of your doctor. In order to establish a case of medical malpractice from a medication error, your personal injury attorney will need to show the following based on expert witness testimony from medical professionals with professional backgrounds similar to that of your doctor: what should have been done for your specific presentation of symptoms or condition; alternative courses of medication other than the medication prescribed by your doctor that would have better addressed your medical presentation; and the link between your injury and current health condition to the medication error.
Houma Medical Malpractice Attorney
The medical malpractice lawyer of Waitz & Downer can help you determine if you have a medical malpractice case against your doctor if you have suffered a serious injury as a result of a medication error. Please schedule a free case evaluation with Waitz and Downer in Houma, LA, today by calling (985) 876-0870 and allow us the opportunity to fight for your rights as a victim of medical negligence.