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How Can Prescription Errors Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries?

If you suffer from any kind of injury or medical condition, you may receive a prescription for medication as part of your treatment. Unfortunately, if doctors or anyone in the medical field makes a mistake with prescription medication, it can lead to you suffering some of the most significant damages.

One potential issue you may encounter is a traumatic brain injury. Medication errors can result in serious brain trauma that impacts your entire life. If a medical professional causes you harm, you may be able to seek compensation for your damages. It helps to know how some errors can arise and cause significant harm.

Incorrect Dosage

Communication is vital in any situation when caring for a patient. Unfortunately, misprinted numbers on a prescription order can result in a patient getting the wrong dosage of any medicine they may receive. In these cases, too much of certain medications can cause brain damage.

Incorrect Medication

If misdiagnosis occurs or doctors misidentify a patient, it can result in a medication error. Prescribing the wrong medication can cause you or another patient to go into shock if it doesn’t interact well with current medications. Unfortunately, this problem often leads to oxygen deprivation and brain injuries.

Medication Allergies

If you have an allergy to a certain type of medication and the doctor fails to identify it, they may prescribe a medication to which you are allergic. If this happens, you may have a negative reaction, and it can cause significant harm, especially oxygen deprivation.

At Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., we have more than 100 years of combined experience representing clients in complex litigation matters. Our Kansas City medical malpractice lawyers can guide you through the personal injury process to pursue the maximum compensation when you need it most. Trust in our firm to give you a voice when you need it most.

Call our firm today at (816) 484-3776 to schedule your free consultation.

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