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Pharmaceutical Errors

Millions of Americans rely on correctly prescribed medications every day to treat both temporary and long-term medical conditions. In most cases, people unwittingly consume the medication they have been given by pharmacists, and experience no adverse reactions.

However, millions of people every year suffer injuries and reactions to improper medication and pharmaceutical errors. Studies have shown that in the United States, 1.3 million people suffer from injuries caused by pharmaceutical errors. Additionally, pharmaceutical errors result in 100,000 deaths every year, and 3% of all hospital admissions.

The Dangers of Pharmaceutical Errors

When a patient is given the incorrect medication or the correct medication but in an incorrect dosage, there are a number of very serious and dangerous complications that can arise.

Most importantly, a person who is given the incorrect medication / dosage fails to receive treatment as intended by his or her doctor for their underlying medical condition. In cases where an individual is suffering from a time-sensitive illness that needs specific and direct treatment, there is a good chance that the individual will get progressively worse as they continue to take the wrong medication / dosage.

Additionally, any time a person takes medication that was not prescribed by his or her doctor, there is a good chance that he or she will suffer from unintended side effects or allergic reactions. In cases like this, an existing medical condition may get even worse with the addition of unintended medication.

Contact a Minnesota Pharmaceutical Error Attorney

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a pharmaceutical error, contact the Minnesota pharmaceutical error attorneys of TSR Injury Law today at 612-TSR-TIME to discuss your legal rights and options or submit our contact form.

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