Doctors have a responsibility to ensure that patients get the medical treatment they need. Doctors receive years of training so that they can help patients with a variety of medical ailments overcome those ailments. For the most part, doctors are supposed to be able to correctly diagnose the problems that patients face and prescribe the correct treatment or medication so that patients get better.
For the most part, doctors are successful at providing patients with the correct medication. There are times, however, when doctors have prescribed the incorrect prescription to their patients. This happened before, and it can and probably will happen again. The reason for incorrect prescriptions can vary. Doctors may misdiagnose the medical problem. Or, they may just be negligent or careless. Another possibility is that doctors may get money for prescribing a certain drug.
Unfortunately, the price that patients have to pay for being prescribed the wrong drug can be very high. For example, someone who takes the wrong drug can develop other medical problems. Or, the individual may suffer side effects that would not have occurred if the correct prescription would have been made in the first place. In severe cases, the patient may die due to the incorrect drugs.
Incorrect prescriptions are a very serious matter. They cost time, money, and health. Many times, these things cannot be recuperated.
If you have or feel that you have been given the incorrect prescription by your doctor, the doctor may be liable to pay damages. For more information and for help, contact the Waukesha incorrect prescription drug injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® by calling (800) 242-2874.