If you have ever been given the wrong medication, had too much of a medication, or experienced any other type of medication error, you know just how scary and dangerous the situation can be. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help reduce your risk of making a medication error. The Michles & Booth firm is here to offer some ways an individual can try to prevent these situations.
Ask For Clarification
Medication errors are a common and severe problem. They can happen anywhere along the medication use continuum, from medication selection to prescribing, dispensing, administration, and monitoring. One way to help prevent medication errors is to clarify your medication with your pharmacist.
Your pharmacist can review your medication history and ensure that you take the correct medication at the right dose. They can also help you understand what your prescription is for, how to take it properly, and possible side effects. However, sometimes they fail to disclose some vital information.
Do Your Research
Researching your prescription may save your life. Read the label carefully and understand the instructions before taking the medication. Also, look into the potential side effects, and drug interactions in case the pharmacist forgets to disclose this information to you. Being an informed and responsible patient can help prevent medication errors and ensure that you get the most benefit from your medication.
Even when preventative measures are in place, medication errors can still happen. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a medication error, it's important to seek legal advice. Our qualified attorneys can help you file a medical malpractice lawsuit and get the compensation you deserve.
Florida Pharmacy Error Attorneys
At Michles & Booth, we have extensive experience handling these types of cases and are dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients. If you've been injured by a medication error, don't hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We'll be happy to review your case and discuss your legal options.
Contact our legal office at (800) 848-6168 or visit our Contact Us page to get started on a consultation request form.