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According to a recent study by the FDA that evaluated reports of fatal medication errors, the most common errors involving medications are related to improper dosage amounts, which account for 41 percent of fatal medication errors. An additional 16 percent of these fatal errors involve patients being given the wrong drug or a drug that is administered via the wrong route. Almost half of all fatal medication errors are made on patients over 60 years old. The elderly generally are at greater risk for such medical malpractice because they often take multiple prescription medications.

The most common medications that involve adverse reactions are:

  • Insulin
  • Anticoagulants
  • Amoxicillin
  • Aspirin
  • Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
  • Hydrocodone/acetaminophen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Acetaminophen
  • Cephalexin
  • Penicillin

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If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a medication error, an Orlando Medical Malpractice Attorney at our office is prepared to evaluate your claim. Call 407-490-1271 for your Free Consultation.