It is very important for medical professionals to act properly when it comes to the prescribing and administering of medications to patients. Medication-related negligence by medical professionals can cause great harm to patients. Tragically, such negligence can sometimes even have fatal results.
Recently, a wrongful death case has arisen in Florida involving allegations of medication-related negligence. The case involves a man who reportedly went to an urgent-care clinic in Florida in February of 2010. Reportedly, the man received care from a doctor at the clinic.
The man’s wife alleges that this doctor committed a variety of negligent actions in connection to his care of the man, including administering an incorrect dosage of a medication called Suboxone to the man. The man’s wife further claims that the doctor’s alleged negligence contributed to the man’s death, which reportedly occurred on February 7, 2010.
According to the Ledger article which reported this story, a wrongful death lawsuit has been brought by the man’s wife in a court in Florida against the doctor in connection to the above allegations. It will be interesting to see what happens in this case and how it is ultimately resolved.
As the allegations in this case underscore, medication-related negligence by a medical professional can sometimes result in a patient losing his or her life. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals make sure to act properly when it comes to prescribing and/or administering medications to patients. One also hopes that medical professionals are held accountable when they commit medication-related negligence.
Source: The Ledger, “Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Winter Haven Doctor,” Robin Williams Adams, Jan. 25, 2012