All drugs approved by the FDA have been tested for interactions with and complications from combinations with other drugs and over-the-counter medications, and all doctors are responsible for having a thorough understanding of these interactions. Additionally, all drugs are distributed with labels clearly stating what substances should be avoided while taking those drugs. When a doctor or pharmacist does not sufficiently educate their patients and customers about the dangers of combining the drugs they prescribe with other medications and substances, they may have committed a form of medical malpractice.
Injuries from drug interactions and complications are preventable, and if you or a loved one has been affected by the negligence of a doctor or pharmacist you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the Des Moines personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 705-0233 to discuss the details of your case.
Causes of Drug Interaction Mishaps
Most doctors’ offices strive to prevent complications due to drug interactions by requiring patients to disclose all medications they are taking at any given time, which helps doctors avoid prescribing drugs that will negatively interact with medications the patient is already taking. Despite these safety protocols mistakes can still happen due to negligence or incompetence, such as with:
- Multiple prescriptions from different physicians
- Under-trained office staff
- Incorrect diagnoses
- Lack of diligence in maintaining patient records
- Doctor error
Complications arising from any of these situations are completely preventable, and physicians and pharmacists who make errors like these should be held liable for any injury that results from their mistakes.
Drug interactions can have serious health consequences and may result in expensive medical bills. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a doctor or pharmacist’s negligence in prescribing medications, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the Des Moines injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 705-0233 and get the representation you need.