My child was given the wrong medication. What can I legally do?

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Parents entrust pharmacists and doctors to give their children the correct medications they need. In most cases, the pharmacists and doctors do their jobs correctly and the children are helped by the prescription drugs. However, in some cases the medication is prescribed incorrectly or administered incorrectly, which can be dangerous to the child’s health.

Even with all the advancements in technology, drug mistakes still occur. If your child received the wrong drug or the wrong dosage, you have the right to take legal action against the doctor, the pharmacy, the hospital, the pharmacist, or anyone else responsible for the mistake. If a health care worker prescribes or dispenses the wrong medication or the wrong dosage, the child can suffer from catastrophic results.

Your child’s doctor must perform a comprehensive evaluation to understand the child’s medical condition before prescribing medication. This includes getting a detailed medical history and outline of any dangerous drug interactions. The doctor has the responsibility to advise of any potential risks of any medication prescribed before administering it to your child. If a doctor fails to tell you about any warning issued by the drug’s manufacturer, the doctor can be held legally responsible for any health problems your child has as a result of taking the medication.

If your child has suffered from an injury caused by a medication error, your family has a right to seek compensation. If you are in Houston, call the Houston medication error attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Call today to learn more, or visit our Google Plus page to learn more. 

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