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Medication errors are probably one of the most frequent, and probably underestimated, errors related to patient care. Medication errors may be caused by an improper prescription, drug selection, dosage or administration. Fortunately, many prescription errors result in brief or minor side effects. However, administration of the wrong medication or dosage can cause catastrophic injury or death.
Orlando malpractice lawyer Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. has been helping Florida residents recover compensation for injuries caused by medication errors for more than 21 years. He has chosen to maintain a small firm in order to offer his clients the highest quality, most personalized medical malpractice representation possible.
Mr. Barszcz is both a lawyer and a medical doctor. His medical training enables him to evaluate medical records and medication charts with a sophisticated eye that many lawyers who do not have his medical training lack. As a result, Mr. Barszcz has the ability to spot medical errors that other attorneys may miss. This unique specialization affords his clients the greatest likelihood of a successful outcome to their claim.
Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. has both medical and legal training. He graduated from both Brown University Medical School and the University of Florida College of Law. This enables him to use his extensive medical knowledge in representing seriously injured plaintiffs. By working for 21 years in insurance defense and defense work for hospitals and physicians, he gained valuable knowledge of how best to represent plaintiffs in accident cases and medical malpractice cases. If you have been seriously injured and need the best possible legal representation, Michael Barszcz can help.
Medication errors can result in serious injury or worsen an existing condition. An incorrectly prescribed medication may adversely interact with other drugs and cause life threatening injuries. Furthermore, the administration of an improper drug usually results in the failure to administer the prescribed, necessary medication for an existing illness. Furthermore, severe or allergic reactions to incorrect drugs or dosages can result in serious injury or death. Some potential consequences of medication errors include the following:
- Misdiagnosis or mistreatment of the condition for which the medication was prescribed
- Side effects
- Possible allergic reactions
- Unintended adverse drug interactions
Before you receive any medicine, your physician, nurse and pharmacist should be certain of the prescribed medication, dosage, frequency and route of administration. Your medical condition and any potential allergies should be thoroughly researched and understood by your health care providers. Your medication history and files should be continuously updated so that your doctors, nurses and pharmacist are aware of your medication history and the potential for adverse side effects or dangerous drug interactions.
You may contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., in Winter Park, Florida, if you have been injured due to a medication error. To learn more about medication errors or other examples of medical malpractice, please contact our Florida medical malpractice attorney today for a free consultation in Orlando, Florida