The Risks of Ignoring Package Inserts for Medications

All prescription medications come with a package insert, which provides detailed information about the medication, the conditions it treats, and potential side effects, as well as possible drug interactions. Some prescribers believe that the prescribing information is more of a legal document written to protect the drug manufacturers. As a result, they may not take » Read More


Health Risks Associated with Incorrect Dosing of Common Medication

Physicians must consider a wide range of information when prescribing medication. They must weigh the benefits of the drug with the potential side effects, as well as any risk factors that the patient might have. The physician must then determine the exact dosage amount that will be both effective and safe. Researchers from Stanford University » Read More


Study Reveals Medication Errors Doubled

A recent study published in the journal, Clinical Toxicology, reported that medication errors leading to adverse health outcomes have doubled since the year 2000. Doctors, pharmacists, and healthcare workers are responsible for 1.5 million medication errors each year in the United States that leave patients facing emergency situations, hospitals stays, and in some cases, death. » Read More


Health Risks Caused by Electronic Health Records

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are used to improve patient safety, reduce medical errors, and establish a more effective workflow. However, research indicates that EHR-related medical malpractice claims may be on the rise. While the percentage of EHR claims are not significant, the associated costs are disproportionately high. EHR-related mishaps can be extremely costly and quite harmful to patients when » Read More


Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Medication-Related Errors

In an effort to reduce medication-related errors – which have become all too common in recent years – CRICO Strategies recently released a report entitled, Medication-related Malpractice Risks, which examines the causes of medication-related errors as well as the health and financial impact they have. A number of organizations are taking steps to address this » Read More


Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Prescription Errors on the Rise

Every day, thousands of people have their prescription filled at pharmacies across the country. From antibiotics and pain medication, to antidepressants and other medications that treat diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and high blood pressure, these medications provide relief from a wide range of illnesses and chronic diseases. However, these same medications can cause serious health » Read More