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Indiana Medical Malpractice Attorney | Medication Errors

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Nov 04, 2014 | 0 Comments

Indiana medical malpractice lawyer discusses medication errors.

Medication errors in hospitals happen for a number of reasons including misreading prescriptions, failing to follow doctor's orders, and pharmacy errors (wrong medication/wrong dose).  A recent article in The Clinical Advisor reported a medication error medical malpractice case involving the death of a physician.

The patient, a physician who was diagnosed with Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome a very rare autoimmune disease syndrome.  The patient went to Northwestern Memorial in Chicago for a stem cell transplant that would hopefully resolve his problem.   In an incident, not related to the stem cell procedure, a nurse didn't read a doctor's note and administered insulin to the patient.  The patient slipped into a diabetic coma and died.

During the discovery process in the lawsuit, a nurse testified that she had repeatedly complained to the hospital about the nurses having to handle too many patients on the floor in which the incident occurred.  The case ended up settling before trial.

Medication errors most often happen because of human error.  I can tell you stories of numerous cases similar to this in which people are injured or killed because a wrong medication or wrong dose of medication was administered to a patient.

Medical malpractice law in Indiana is complex.  If you any questions about a potential medication error medical malpractice case in Northwest Indiana, call a Michigan City medical malpractice attorney at (219) 874-4878.

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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