The FDA examines the medical errors from pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers. Most common cases which result with these type of errors are when a doctor prescribes the wrong dosage of medicine. 41% of these errors are fatal, 16% are when doctor prescribes not the right drug or uses the inadequate type of admission.
It’s extremely important to patients to observe the facts that doctor of pharmacist tells them regarding a medicine that they are taking and to understand any side effects that drug may cause. In every case the harmed one should ask about the things he doesn’t understand regarding a medicine. If a patient uses some other drugs or supplements, he should let know the doctor about those facts in order to avoid harmful interaction between drugs.
DMEPA is an organization that receives the complaints and reviews of these type of errors that could lead to any possibly harmful situations. The potential errors may occur when a doctor issues a wrong medicine or when he prescribes the wrong dose of the drug that has other instruction shown on label, or situation where a pharmaceutical improperly uses the prescription.
Are the damages for medication errors recoverable? If a patient has some unexpected reaction to the medicine it doesn’t have to mean it was a pharmaceutical fault. The error has to be prevented in order to be actionable. The pharmaceutical error has to be evident and immediate cause of the injury in order to be applicable.
The patient doesn’t have a cause to sue for pharmaceutical error if the results are not evident.