Each year, thousands of Pennsylvania patients will visit their doctors and receive prescriptions for medications designed to provide remedies for their illnesses or injuries. The vast majority of these interactions are uneventful. In fact, most patients will experience beneficial results. However, due to doctor, hospital or nursing home errors, sometimes patients are harmed by incorrectly prescribed medications.
If you have been injured by a medication error, perhaps the most important thing you should know is that you are entitled to sue the responsible healthcare provider. In order to prevail in a medical malpractice case involving medication errors, you must prove that the healthcare providers failed to exercise an appropriate standard of care.