When you take medication, you trust that it will help what ails you. Unfortunately, wrongful death can occur because of medicine, and here’s why.

Take Caution Before You Take That Pill: How Medication Can Cause Wrongful Death


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11/26/2014
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Your loved one was injured in a serious car accident on Highway 99 and received treatment at one of the area hospitals. Although the doctor and staff seemed to give her the best care possible, your relative’s condition changed a few days later and she died.

You are suspicious that the death occurred because of the medication she received. You’re not sure if the wrong medicine was given, or if the medicine she was prescribed was to treat a condition she didn’t have. Either way, you believe the medication killed her.

When a Medication Error Causes Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, medication mistakes occur all too often and people are seriously injured or even killed as a result. Here, we discuss a few examples of how this fatal error occurs:

  • The wrong medication is given. A doctor may prescribe a medication that could save your life, but if the pharmacy gives you the incorrect type or strength, fatal results could occur. The person can die if he has an allergic reaction to the medication, or if he takes lethal doses.
  • Diagnostic error. A doctor may prescribe medication based on a condition he believes you have. If you do not have that ailment, however, the medication could hurt you. If the wrong test was performed, or the equipment used for testing malfunctions, incorrect tests results could be given, causing the doctor to prescribe the wrong medication.

Our Legal Team Can Help

We understand how helpless you feel right now. Your loved one is gone because of someone else’s mistake and you think there’s nothing you can do about it, but you are wrong. You can take legal action against the person who has caused you and your family this unnecessary pain by filing a wrongful death claim.

The attorneys of the Andrew Kim Law Firm may be able to help you seek justice for your lost loved one. Contact us today through our website or by giving us a call to find out how we can assist you.



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