What to Do if Given the Wrong Prescription
In the event that you experience Georgia medical malpractice because of a prescription error, there are steps you need to take to protect your health and to hold the physician in question responsible.
- See a doctor for medical care right away if this wrong prescription has made you ill. Make sure to tell him or her about any other medications (prescription or over-the-counter) that you have taken and to bring the medication that caused you illness to the healthcare facility.
- Alert the pharmacist and other medical personnel that there has been an error made in your medication. Be sure to contact an Atlanta law firm before giving any statements to the insurance company or hospital legal team.
- Gather evidence that will later support your claim, including the prescription slip, instructions from your doctor, the bottle and any remaining medication, any correspondence or documents from the hospital (charts, records, etc.).
- Promptly contact a lawyer who specializes in Georgia medical malpractice to see if you have grounds to file for a claim settlement for being given the wrong prescription.
Contacting an Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case – 1-404-842-7838.