It depends. Many of these prescription drug mistakes happen through many cracks in the system--a technician failed to double-check a mistyped dose, or a nurse both drew and administered the drug instead of following safety protocol. Or, as a recent study suggests, the problem starts just before the medication reaches your arm.
The ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization recently discovered that errors were most likely to occur during the administration phase of the medication process. Of the nearly 700 medication events that occurred during the five-week study, 320 were found to be administration errors--and over a third (36.9 percent) involved errors with intravenous drugs.
Your nurse, caretaker or physician could be responsible for your Houston hospital IV overdose if:
- The hospital’s infusion pumps were not equipped with dose error reduction systems
- Nurses and other staff were not properly trained on how to use the infusion equipment
- Your IV solution was not prepared by the hospital pharmacy
- The person who prepared or administered your medication was otherwise negligent
The best way to discover who was responsible for your injury is to hire a Texas pharmacy lawyeras soon as possible. The attorneys at Kennedy Hodges can help you understand your legal options and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 888-526-7616 to receive a FREE consultation on your case, or click the link above and we’ll send you a copy of our informational guide, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, absolutely FREE.