There is definitely no shortage of bad news regarding people who die from illegal drug use. Not every overdose in Hawaii or elsewhere is caused by illegal drug use, however. In fact, all too many tragic deaths have been caused by medical mistakes that were entirely preventable.
Many medications are dosed according to the age and weight of a particular patient. Typically, other medicines a patient may be taking at the time are also monitored in case of potential adverse effects from drug interactions. In hospitals, doctors’ offices and pharmacies throughout the nation, errors are sometimes made that produce fatal results.
Medical mistakes resulting in drug overdose are high on the list of frequently reported malpractice issues. Misdiagnoses and surgical errors also cause many deaths and serious injuries each year. When an immediate family member has died of a drug overdose caused by a medical staff member’s negligence, justice may be sought by filing a malpractice lawsuit in a civil court.
Every year, thousands of people in Hawaii and across the nation are injured (or killed) by overdose caused by medical error. Such mistakes continue to occur at an alarming rate. Whether you or your loved one has suffered because of a doctor’s failure to recognize contraindications, or a pharmacist gave you the wrong drug, you may take steps to hold those deemed negligent accountable for their actions. Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks is prepared to aggressively litigate on your behalf to seek full recovery for the losses you have sustained.