Medication errors are among the most common medical errors, harming at least 1.5 million people every year as reported from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
The Food and Drug Administration conducted a study of fatal medication errors from 1993 to 1998 and found out the most common error involving medication was related to the administration of an improper dose of medicine accounting for 41% of all fatal medication errors. Almost half of the fatalities related to medication errors occurred in people over the age of 60. Older people are at the greatest risk for medication errors because they often take multiple prescription medications. If you or a loved one has been affected by medical malpractice involving an error in the prescribing of medication, we encourage you to call David B. Dowling, Esquire or Dean F. Piermattei, Esquire () to schedule a free consultation and analysis of your case.
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