Prescribing the Wrong Medicine in Pennsylvania

Posted on May 19, 2016

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The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority confirmed that 813 patients received the wrong medication during a six (6) month period in 2011.

The report, co-written by Matthew Grissinger, analyzed errors from 270 Pennsylvania hospital, medical centers and birthing centers.  The errors often involved nurses obtaining the wrong medication from medication storage areas.  One of the most common errors was reported as two patients being prescribed the same medication but nursing staff administering the dosage to the wrong patient, due perhaps to the nurse failing to verify the patient’s identity.

Other mistakes included improperly transcribing the prescription onto a patient’s chart and applying a patient-specific label to the wrong medication package.

If you or a loved one has been given the wrong medication and you have suffered harm, call a personal injury law firm.

If you need to speak with an Allentown PA wrong medication lawyer, Allentown PA wrong prescription lawyer, Allentown PA wrong drug lawyer, Bethlehem PA wrong prescription lawyer, Bethlehem PA wrong medication lawyer, Bethlehem PA wrong drug lawyer, Easton PA wrong medication lawyer, Easton PA wrong prescription lawyer, Easton PA wrong medication lawyer feel free to call Knafo Law Offices at (610) 432-2221. The call is free and the advice can help you protect your legal rights.

Knafo Law Offices 4201 Tilghman St. Allentown, PA 18104 (610) 432-2221.

 

 

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