In our previous blog post, we discussed how patients can help to prevent medication errors. If you recall, we covered how important it is for you to let your doctor know everything you are taking, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and homeopathic treatments. We also discussed how you should pay attention to the medications you take to make sure you recognize them and are getting the right medicines. We know that there is only so much you can do.
All of that is fine and dandy, but there is only so much you can do to prevent medication errors. Your doctor and pharmacist have to make sure you are being given the correct medications for your conditions or else you can suffer serious harm. When that harm occurs, you will find that you need more intensive medical care that wouldn't have otherwise been necessary.
Medication errors can cost you your health and can impact your finances. You can take action to help with the financial impact of the error. This won't necessarily help your health, but it can help you to get the medical care you need without having to worry about how you are going to cover the costs of that care.
Seeking compensation isn't a journey that is easy. Investigating what happened, determining who is at fault and figuring out a plan for seeking compensation are all necessary steps that must be taken. We are here to help you with each step so that you can place your focus on where it belongs -- reclaiming the health you lost because of a medication error.