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The wrong prescription can be deadly

With so many prescription drugs on the market, you might find it remarkable that doctors can remember what drug treats what condition and how much a patient should take. The truth is that many of the choices doctors make now are based on marketing.

Drug companies want doctors to prescribe their brand of drug, so they court the doctors. They provide samples of the drugs. They might provide marketing materials like posters, models and other similar items. While this is a good business practice for pharmaceutical companies, it might not be good news for patients.

We know that you never thought that your doctor would prescribe you something based on those types of marketing ploys. Sadly, that becomes a reality in some cases. This is one reason why you should always question your doctor when a prescription is written.

Ask the doctor why that drug is the one for you. Find out if there are other options. While you can't necessarily prevent a medication error from occurring, you can ask as many questions as possible so that you are an informed patient and consumer.

Getting the proper medication is crucial for your health. If you are given the wrong medication or dosage, you might suffer harm. This could be something as simple as developing a minor irritating side effect like a mild headache or it could be a serious as death.

If you suffer harm because a doctor wrote you the wrong prescription, you might decide to seek compensation via a civil lawsuit to try to recover damages you suffered because of being prescribed the wrong medication.Contact us to see if we can help.

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