Medical Negligence Attorney Bloomsburg You have the right to expect your medication and/or medical equipment prescribed to you by a medical professional to work properly. If it doesnt you may suffer severe consequences. The medical negligence attorneys at The Falvello Law Firm in the Hazleton area of Pennsylvania is equipped to handle any cases of medication/equipment errors. Types of Medication Errors Medication given at the wrong time(s) Medication not given Wrong dose of medication given Wrong form of medication given Wrong medication given Reasons Medication Errors Happen Medicine given to the wrong patient Prescription filled incorrectly Prescription read incorrectly Prescription written illegibly Prescription written incorrectly Serious complications or even wrongful death can result from medication errors. Almost half of fatal medication errors resulting in death happened to people over age 60. This age group may be at a higher risk of medication errors due to the fact those over 60 usually have multiple prescriptions. How to Help Prevent Medication Errors In order to minimize or prevent medication errors, you can do a number of things including: Know the name of your medication Know the correct dosage of your medication Know what the medication is supposed to do Understand the directions for taking your medication Know your medications storage requirements Inform your doctor or all drugs (both prescription and over-the-counter) that you currently take Inform your doctor of any dietary or herbal supplements you currently take If anything looks strange or suspicious about your medication(s), let your doctor or pharmacist know immediately. Its better to be safe than sorry! Kinds of Equipment Errors Equipment errors involves any types of errors involved with hospital or medical equipment including: Equipment failure Equipment malfunction Improper use of equipment Using defective equipment Causes of Equipment Errors Faulty design Improper training in the use of the equipment Manufacturing defects Since these are medical malpractice issues that may also deal with defective products, you need an experienced medical negligence attorney like one from The Falvello Law Firm to help you determine what legal action is available. Although there may not be much you could have done to prevent such errors, you may be able to obtain the compensation you deserve as a victim of equipment error. If you or a loved has suffered or died due to a medication mistake or defective medical equipment, we offer a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. We will get back to you within 24 hours and we will work on a contingency basis so you dont pay anything unless we settle your case. The Falvello Law Firm serves clients in Hazleton, Sugarloaf, Wilkes-Barre, Berwick, and Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.