Equipment Malfunctions and Medication Errors

Errors involving medication can also occur when equipment malfunctions. An example would be a patient receiving a dose of chemotherapy much higher than should be given because of a problem with the machine. This can happen because of a hospital’s failure to inspect and maintain the equipment. In other cases, the manufacturer may have manufactured the machine defectively.

Liability will depend on who was negligent. In addition to the aforementioned, others that may potentially be responsible for injuries caused by a medication error includes anesthesiologists and dentists who negligently administer medication that causes injury. In some situations there may even be more than one party liable.

Victims of medication errors should consult an attorney who is familiar with medical malpractice cases. Set up a consultation with Jason Schultz – call 404-474-0804.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.