Hospitals are a busy place and pharmacy medical errors occur every day, putting children, adults and the elderly at risk every day of medical mistakes. A medical mistake in the pharmacy can lead to permanent, life-altering injuries. In some cases, it can even lead to death. If you are injured because of a pharmacy mistake you can take steps to protect your rights.
Case in Point Man sues hospital for being injected with green clothing dye A Chicago patient seen at Northwestern Memorial Hospital has filed a lawsuit against the hospital for alleged IV medication errors. The lawsuit claims the hospital injected him with green clothing dye.
The 34-year-old Chicago man claims he went to the hospital for an angiogram, which often includes injecting patients with a fluorescent dye used to make it easier to view blood cells. According to the suit, the drug administered did not have FDA packaging and that doctors had called for “IC Green,” which comes in a powder form. The dye injected into the patient was a liquid. The pharmacy allegedly pulled the clothing dye and medical staff did not catch the error.
The man claims he suffered permanent lung damage to his because of the dye and also developed a seizure disorder which he may have to treat with medication for the rest of his life. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, seeks compensation for $450,000 plus attorney's fees How to take action against medical mistakes If you or a loved one have been harmed because of a medical mistake or a pharmacy error you have rights to recover compensation for your injuries. Order our free pharmacy error book to learn all you need to know, or call our office toll-free at 1-888-526-7616 to start a free case review today with our Houston medication mistake lawyers.
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