Losing someone you love is never easy, but certain losses can be especially traumatic. For example, someone who loses a spouse, child or some other family member because of a medical professional’s error may be devastated to know that the death was completely avoidable. Far too many people have passed away too soon as a result of medical professional negligence and there are all sorts of ways in which these errors transpire. In this post, we will look into wrongdoing involving prescription medication and some of the pain that this has caused families across New Mexico.
Some prescription drugs can be extremely dangerous and negligent medical professionals may fail to respect how powerful these drugs can be. Whether a patient is prescribed the wrong type of drug, too much of a certain drug or a drug that interacts with another prescription they are taking, fatal errors involving prescription medication take various forms. Some people may lose their lives after struggling with an addiction to opioid medication that they never should have been prescribed in the first place, while others may pass away after taking a newer drug that has not been on the market for very long.
After losing someone you love to a medical professional’s mistake over prescription medication, you may feel depressed, stressed out or angry. These feelings are certainly understandable and you should not even think twice about taking steps to hold a negligent medical professional accountable. In doing so, you may be able to prevent other families from experiencing this pain.