It is very important for medical professionals and medical facilities to act properly when it comes to a patient’s prescriptions. This includes acting properly when prescribing medications to patients and responding properly when a patient experiences complications in relation to a prescribed medication.
When a medical professional or a medical facility commits medication-related negligence, it can result in patients suffering great harm. Patients sometimes even die as a result of such negligence. One hopes that medical professionals and medical facilities are held accountable when they engage in harmful medication-related negligence.
Recently, a wrongful death case has arisen involving allegations of medication-related negligence.
Reportedly, in early 2012, a 16-year-old girl received care from a medical clinic in Stanford, Kentucky. During the course of this care, the girl was given a prescription for birth control pills.
The girl reportedly then began to experience complications from the pills. According to the girl’s family, when the girl went to the clinic showing these complications, the clinic, one of the clinic’s doctors and one of the clinic’s nurses failed to take proper actions in response to the complications (such as stopping the prescription).
The girl’s family claims that this alleged medication-related negligence resulted in the girl dying. The girl’s death occurred on March 29, 2012.
A wrongful death lawsuit has been brought in a court in Kentucky by the girl’s family in relation to these allegations. The lawsuit names the above-mentioned clinic, the above-mentioned doctor and the above-mentioned nurse as defendants. Damages are being sought in this lawsuit. One wonders what will happen with this case as it proceeds.
Source: Central Kentucky News, “Lawsuit filed over Garrard teen’s death,” Todd Kleffman, April 12, 2013
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