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Lawsuit: hospital subjected 2 children to medication error

Oftentimes, after a surgical procedure, a patient will be given various medications. It is very important for hospitals and their staff to act properly when it comes to the prescribing, preparing and administering of such medications. No surgical patient here in Illinois should have to be exposed to medication errors. Patients can suffer a great deal of harm from such errors.

Recently, a case involving post-surgical care and an alleged medication error has arisen in another state.

The case involves two children and a hospital in Louisiana. According to the parents of the two children, the children each underwent a tonsil removal surgery at the hospital.

The children's parents allege that, after the surgeries, medication-related negligence occurred. They claim that a mixing error happened at the hospital's pharmacy. According to them, the mixing error regarded the drug Amicar. They claim that the children were then given this incorrectly mixed drug and that this resulted in the children receiving a dosage of the drug that was 10 times higher than it was supposed to be.

The children's parents say that this alleged medical negligence has caused a variety of harms and may result in the children suffering long-term negative health effects.

The hospital is being sued by the children's parents over the alleged medication error. The parents are asking for damages in this lawsuit.

Medication errors can have significant impacts on a patient. One hopes that hospitals are held accountable when they commit harmful medication-related negligence. If a person suspects that they or their child has been subjected to such negligence, they may wish to consider speaking with a medical malpractice attorney about what can be done.

Source: The Louisiana Record, "Parents allege children received 10 times amount of dosage post-op," Holland Phillips, Oct. 1, 2013

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