Most patients in Massachusetts — or anywhere else, for that matter – follow their doctor’s orders without hesitation, especially when it comes to taking prescription medication. Indeed, many people have little choice but to do so, as they rely on doctors’ experience and training for their own health and well-being. For this reason, a medication error can prove dangerous, if not fatal, as a majority of patients would not recognize that a mistake had been made until it was too late.
In another state, a man recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging just such an error. The plaintiff is suing both a physician and the hospital where he is employed for prescribing the wrong medication, according to the official complaint. The individual claims that the defendants prescribed him Itraconazole instead of the intended drug, called Isoniazid.
Because of this prescription error, the plaintiff claims he suffered a variety of damages. His symptoms allegedly included heart palpitations, weight loss, fatigue, pain and more. He is seeking general and special damages as well as all court costs and any further relief that the court deems appropriate.
Unfortunately, medical malpractice suits are notoriously difficult to win. However, the knowledgeable legal guidance and representation of an experienced medical malpractice attorney can make all the difference in securing a positive legal outcome in situations where a Massachusetts patient has been injured due to a medication error. A successfully litigated case could mean the award of financial damages to help with expenses like resultant medical costs and even for the injured victim’s pain and suffering.
Source: cookcountyrecord.com, “Presence St. Francis Hospital, doctor accused of negligently prescribing wrong medication“, Louie Torres, Sep. 6, 2017