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Medication Error Claims: Protecting Patients’ Rights and Seeking Accountability

The rising prevalence of patients reliant on intravenous (IV) medications, juxtaposed with staffing shortages within hospitals, presents a perilous confluence of factors that heighten the risk of medication errors with potentially grave outcomes. As the demand for IV therapies surges, nurses and hospital pharmacists shoulder the responsibility of accurately dispensing medications via IV, a task that becomes increasingly challenging amidst mounting time pressures and inadequate training resources. Regrettably, this mounting strain on healthcare resources has precipitated a disturbing uptick in IV treatment mistakes and medication errors, casting a shadow of uncertainty over patient safety. From administering the wrong medication to dosage inaccuracies, the repercussions of such errors can be catastrophic, leading to severe complications and, tragically, even loss of life.

Recognizing the urgent need to address these systemic challenges and hold negligent professionals accountable, Burnside Law Firm LLP stands as a beacon of support and advocacy for those impacted by medication and pharmacy errors. Our dedicated team is well-versed in the intricacies of investigating and pursuing claims stemming from such negligence. Through meticulous scrutiny of medical records, consultation with expert witnesses, and exhaustive legal analysis, we strive to uncover the truth surrounding medication errors and hold responsible parties to account. With our unwavering commitment to justice and patient advocacy, we are prepared to vigorously advocate for your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve in the wake of medication-related harm. At Burnside Law Firm in Augusta and Athens, Georgia, your well-being and rights take precedence, and we are here to navigate the complexities of the legal system on your behalf.

Burnside Law Firm LLP offers legal advice concerning IV infiltration injury and IV therapy injury cases. Call (706) 432-8320 or contact us by e-mail for an initial investigation of your case.

Hospital Regulations and a Decline in Patient Care

In the face of escalating pressures within the healthcare industry, medical professionals acknowledge the mounting challenges they confront in fulfilling their duties effectively. The evolving landscape of healthcare delivery, characterized by heightened demands and resource constraints, poses significant obstacles to delivering optimal patient care. Notably, for-profit hospitals frequently implement cost-saving measures, such as minimizing labor expenses by reducing nursing staff numbers. However, this cost-cutting approach can inadvertently compromise patient safety and the quality of care provided. With fewer nurses available to attend to patient needs, healthcare facilities may grapple with understaffing issues, fostering an environment where hasty decisions and suboptimal care practices become more prevalent. The ramifications of inattentive or overworked nursing staff and understaffed hospitals and pharmacies extend beyond mere inconvenience, with the potential to exacerbate the incidence of medication errors. Under such circumstances, the likelihood of medication-related mishaps, including dosage inaccuracies and administration errors, may increase, posing significant risks to patient well-being.

Medication Dosage Errors

As the pharmaceutical industry continues to innovate and develop, hundreds of novel medications and treatment modalities enter the market annually, expanding the therapeutic arsenal available to medical providers. Despite these advancements, the rapid pace of medical progress poses challenges for healthcare professionals, as staying abreast of the latest treatments requires ongoing education and training. Regrettably, the reality is that many medical providers do not receive adequate continuing medical education to familiarize themselves with new medications and treatment protocols. Consequently, gaps in knowledge and understanding may arise, increasing the likelihood of errors in medication management and administration.

Moreover, the prevalence of medication errors is compounded by a myriad of factors, including the inherent complexities of drug names, which may sound alike but possess vastly different properties, leading to confusion and inadvertent administration errors. Additionally, minor oversights, such as decimal point errors resulting in dosage discrepancies, can profoundly affect patient safety and well-being. The sobering truth is that even seemingly innocuous mistakes can precipitate life-altering patient outcomes, underscoring the critical importance of diligence and precision in medication management practices. As advocates for patient safety, it is incumbent upon healthcare providers to prioritize error prevention strategies and foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement to mitigate the risk of medication-related harm.

Casualties and Injury Caused by Pharmacy and Medication Error

Because medicine administered via IV enters the bloodstream almost immediately, most mistakes are irreversible, and the consequences are extremely severe. While hospitals have regulations and procedures to ensure due diligence and proper care, negligence can still result in serious injury, including wrongful death. In medical malpractice claims, Burnside Law Firm LLP believes it is important to examine the following:

  • Was the patient given the right drug?
  • Was the medication administered to the right patient?
  • Was the patient given the proper dosage?
  • Was the medication administered on time or too early?
  • Was the IV properly placed?
  • Was the IV monitored to ensure accuracy?

If your loved one has experienced the distressing scenario of receiving the incorrect medication or an erroneous dosage, resulting in unforeseen injury or, tragically, death, it is imperative to explore your legal options. Contacting Burnside Law Firm can provide invaluable insights into your entitlement to seek recourse through legal avenues. Our team of experienced attorneys specializes in handling cases involving medication errors and IV-related injuries, offering compassionate support and strategic guidance throughout the legal process. Leveraging our extensive network of medical professionals and IV experts, we possess the requisite experience to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s injury or loss.

By meticulously reviewing medical records, consulting with expert witnesses, and scrutinizing the chain of events leading up to the incident, we endeavor to determine whether malpractice or negligence contributed to the adverse outcome. At Burnside Law Firm LLP, we are committed to advocating fiercely on behalf of our clients and holding accountable those responsible for medical errors. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards seeking justice and obtaining the compensation your loved one deserves.

If you suspect medical negligence, do not hesitate to contact our Augusta, Georgia, lawyers. We offer experienced, strategic advocacy in cases involving pharmacy and medication errors, IV infiltration and other IV injuries. Call (706) 432-8320 or contact us by e-mail for an initial consultation.

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Thomas R Burnside III

Thomas R. Burnside III is a personal injury lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law at both the trial and appellate court levels, Attorney Burnside has represented people with brain and head trauma...

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Garon Muller

Garon Muller is a trial lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured or damaged through the negligence or recklessness of others, including automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises injuries, or defective products. Before beginning his practice in the representation of injured individuals, Mr. Muller served the community as an Assistant District Attorney...

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Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina. At the Burnside Law Firm, Robert devotes his practice to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness and represents those who have been injured in automobile collisions or tractor-trailer accidents; because of a slip and fall; and in other general negligence actions.

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Ashton Revollo

Ashton is a trial lawyer in Augusta, GA who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered serious injuries or damages due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others, including automobile wrecks, job-related accidents, unsafe premises, or defective
products. Before beginning his practice, Ashton obtained his J.D., at Emory University School of Law, where he gained valuable courtroom experience as an intern assisting the District Attorney for DeKalb
County. After his time at Emory, Ashton received experience as a trial attorney at a respected personal injury firm in Atlanta before moving to Augusta. Over the course of his career, Ashton has assisted deserving clients in recovering millions of dollars in injury cases throughout Georgia.

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    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320


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    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264