The Law Offices of Charles Dunn
Lubbock County Medical Malpractice Attorney
Call Today 806-370-6270

Medication Errors Archives

Diagnostic procedure for multiple sclerosis under revision

Texas patients who are seeking a diagnosis for an unknown illness or condition may be interested to learn that the McDonald Criteria for diagnosing multiple sclerosis was revised. The revisions could help speed up the diagnostic process while reducing the potential for a misdiagnosis.

Study shows how drug histories are best left to pharmacists

A study led by Cedars-Sinai, a nonprofit medical center, shows that errors in drug and medication orders can be reduced by over 80 percent if pharmacy professionals take patients' drug histories in emergency departments. This is a significant find because in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S., drug histories are often taken by doctors and nurses.

Opioid and anticoagulant use can be vulnerable to error

Some of the most popular classes of drugs prescribed to Texas patients can also be some of those most frequently involved in liability claims related to medication errors or dangerous prescription combinations. Opioid painkillers and anticoagulants, which discourage blood clots, are the two drug types most frequently involved in claims related to medication.

Medication errors and excessive dosages

Some medications have a variety of different dosages. Because these dosages often vary by a factor of 10, mix-ups in the prescribing and dispensing of the medications is not uncommon. However, if Texas patients are given doses that are too high due to a mix-up, they can be seriously harmed.

Sherman pain doctor’s license suspended after deaths, indictment

Medical malpractice is defined essentially as causing harm to a patient by failing, negligently or intentionally, to perform medical services to the generally accepted standard of care. When we talk about malpractice, we usually do so in the context of a civil lawsuit brought by the patient or surviving family members.

FindLaw Network

Contact Me For A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy