Medication errors are a serious problem in the healthcare industry. Every year, thousands of people are harmed or killed by wrong medication, wrong dosage, the wrong prescription, and dangerous interactions between medications. In some cases, these errors can be life-threatening. For example, if a patient with a heart condition is given the wrong medication, they could suffer a heart attack or even die. Similarly, if a cancer patient is given the wrong medication, their illness could progress unchecked. In other cases, medication errors can lead to serious infections or other illnesses. One study found that nearly 1 in 10 hospital patients suffer from at least one medication error each day.
In some cases, these errors are due to negligence on the part of the healthcare provider. In other cases, they are simply the result of human error. Either way, they can have devastating consequences. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a medication error, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. SGT can help you make sense of what occurred and deal with the aftermath.