We recently discussed the horrors that can come with improper morphine dosages. The fact here is that there are many people who are addicted to narcotics and who try to game the system to get drugs. This is one reason why doctors and other medical professionals must try to ensure that they are adequately controlling pain in patients without contributing to addictions.
As you can imagine, this is a difficult job to do. Still, it is necessary because there isn’t any reason for a patient to leave the hospital addicted to drugs; however, no patient should be left to suffer involuntarily because of a drug problem.
If you are under a doctor’s care, make sure that you review all medications that you are given. Get to know what the medication looks like, what it is used for, how often you need to take it, what dosage you need, what interactions exist and any other points about the drug that are important. This can help you ensure that you are getting what you need and in the proper dosage.
Patients who are harmed by any aspect of the medication process might choose to seek compensation. Oftentimes, the errors that occur are very serious. Patients can suffer great harm or die when medication errors are made. You are your own best advocate for safety steps when handling medications of all sorts. Once you have everything sorted out and are getting what you need to handle the effects of the error, you might choose to seek compensation for the error via a medical malpractice claim.