Moreover, while you and your family may struggle to overcome these giant challenges in Southwest Florida—Lee County, Collier County, Charlotte County, DeSoto County, Sarasota County, Hendry County, Glades County, and nearby communities—I may help you recover money compensation for your comfort and needs.
Preventing Medical Errors is Critical
Perhaps your best medicine for combating medical errors is preventing them. Accordingly here are some useful tips to help protect yourself against medical errors:
- Inform health professionals about all your pain, discomfort, and symptoms
- Tell your doctors about all medicine, dietary supplements such as herbs and vitamins, you take
- Provide your doctor accurate dietary information
- Notify all health care providers about adverse reactions and allergies you have
- Insist all health workers who have direct contact with you wash their hands
By providing your health care providers this basic, but thorough, information, you are equipping them to avoid medical errors. However, you are still at risk. So, consider additional measures.
Information is Power in Defeating Medical Errors
Because so many medical errors result from misdiagnosis or lacking follow up, you must be your own health advocate. And, if you are weak, you need a trusted and reliable spouse or family member on your side.
So, educate yourself. Especially relevant, learn about your condition. Moreover, look up tests and treatment your doctor recommends. Therefore, after a test, ask about your results. Medical errors are often lurking when you and your doctor are on different pages.
Moreover, when choosing a hospital, pick one with experience treating your condition. Also, ask a friend or family member to be present with you. After all, you need someone who may speak for you when you’re not able. Again, medical errors often occur when you’re at your weakest.
Prevent Medical Errors by Asking Questions
Asking questions is always a solid foundation in preventing medical errors. So, before any surgery, make sure everyone is clear on exactly what is being done. Moreover, ask your doctor about your treatment plan when you recover.
Especially relevant, ask questions about all your medicines. Accordingly, inquire what each medication is for, how and for how long you take them, and all side effects. Moreover, you should know if there are certain foods or drink posing problems with your medication.
Now, you can also avoid medical errors when dealing with your pharmacist. For example, make sure your prescriptions are legible. And, talk to your pharmacist. In addition, ask whether medicine you receive from your pharmacy is the medicine your doctor is prescribing. Moreover, ask if you have any questions about directions on your medication labels.
For example, does “two doses daily” mean one dose every 12 hours or only during waking hours? Furthermore, be careful when measuring liquid medicines, as a household teaspoon is not a true teaspoon.
Hire a Lawyer Having Experience in Medical Errors
If you exercise all precautions, and still suffer major injuries or worse, then contact me. I’m your Fort Myers malpractice lawyer with decades experience. Moreover, I pursue claims against health providers who make big medical errors causing you catastrophic injury or a loved one’s death.
Importantly, I pursue top money compensation. While money doesn’t heal wounds, it can provide you peace of mind, financial security, and your future needs. Moreover, in our civil justice system, money is our measure.
When we move forward together, I provide hands-on service. Accordingly, I answer all your questions and respond to your calls promptly. Moreover, I provide real-time updates so you know what is happening and why.
So, contact me now. Your initial consultation is completely free, confidential, and thorough.