The American Hospital Association lists the following as some common types of medication errors:
- Incomplete Patient Information
- Unavailable Drug Information (such as lack of up-to-date warnings);
- Miscommunication of Drug Orders
- Lack of Appropriate Labeling
The FDA receives medication error reports on marketed human drugs (including prescription drugs, generic drugs, and over-the-counter drugs) and nonvaccine biological products and devices. The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention defines a medication error as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer. Such events may be related to professional practice, health care products, procedures, order communication, product labeling, packaging, and nomenclature, compounding, dispensing, distribution, administration, education, monitoring and use.”
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to a medication then you may be entitled to compensantion. Call Slater Slater Schulman LLP today at (212) 481-7400 for a free consultation.