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Hospitals Administering the Wrong Medication

In the event of a medical emergency, patients are rushed to hospitals for treatment. Whether by ambulance or car, thousands of people land themselves in the emergency room every day. While in the hands of these healthcare professionals, one would expect to receive the highest level of care. Unfortunately, however, some patients suffer from serious complications when administered incorrect drugs or drug dosages by hospital staff.

If you or someone you love has suffered injury or undue pain and suffering because of medical malpractice, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact Cincinnati medical malpractice lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 to schedule your free consultation

Medical Malpractice Facts

According to reports gathered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as the Institute of Medicine, hospital errors are a fairly common and frequently fatal occurrence, as evidenced by these figures:

  • Approximately 1.5 million Americans annually are injured from incorrect medications or dosages.
  • In the last decade, the number of such injuries has more than doubled.
  • In 1998, there were approximately 35,000 medication errors. In 2005, this number had increased to nearly 90,000.
  • Of the medication errors in 1998, only 5,000 resulted in death; however, in 2005, over 15,000 deaths were reported.
  • Heparin, insulin, morphine, potassium chloride, and warfarin are the top five drugs associated with hospital errors.
  • According to a 2002 study, these five drugs account for approximately 28% of all errors that result in extended hospitalizations.

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Hospitals are supposed to be a place where people get better, not worse. If you or someone you love has suffered because of a hospital error, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer today. Our experienced team of professionals will discuss your legal options and work to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Call Stepleton Dugan, LLC at 513-321-7733 today.

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Cincinnati, OH 45213
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