As a patient, there are a number of medical professional mistakes you may encounter, such as a doctor's failure to diagnose a serious health condition. However, at Galligan & Reid, we know that medication errors are particularly problematic and have turned many lives upside down in Polk, and across the state of Iowa.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are different ways you can try to prevent a medication error. For example, you should keep a thorough list of each drug you take, even herbs and those which are sold over-the-counter, and tell your doctor to prevent an adverse interaction. You should familiarize yourself with the drugs you consume and ensure that you take the appropriate dose. Furthermore, if you think that something may be wrong or have any questions related to your prescriptions, such as how often you are supposed to consume a drug, you should immediately contact your pharmacist or physician.