You may take it for granted that the medication your doctor has prescribed
is safe and necessary. However, it’s important to know everything
you can about the medication you are taking, whether it is over-the-counter
or a prescription.

The following are 5 safety tips when taking medication:

  1. know the name of the medication and the reason for taking it; ask about
    common side effects and when it would be necessary to call a doctor;
  2. know the right dosage, when it should be taken, and any other special instructions
    (such as taking it with food, storing in the refrigerator, etc.);
  3. let your doctor know if you are taking other medication (including supplements)
    so they can keep track of your medications and determine if any may cause
    harmful interactions;and
  4. have all of your medicines filled at the same pharmacy.

When a doctor prescribes a medication and it leads to an allergic or harmful
reaction, it could be that your medical history wasn’t taken into
consideration. Or they may not have noted the other medicines you are
taking. This may be considered a form of
medical negligence and could lead to the filing of a claim if you are seriously injured.

Consulting with a Cleveland, Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyer

The decision to pursue a medical malpractice claim is a serious one.
Schedule a free consultation with our
experienced legal team by calling (440) 333-3800 today!