Liquid acetaminophen is often given to infants and young children who have a fever or other symptoms. However, a less concentrated form is becoming more available, making active ingredients different. Parents need to be aware of how they can prevent an overdose and talk to their pediatrician to avoid a medical mishap.
Here are 4 ways to prevent an overdose of acetaminophen in young children:
- consult with a pediatrician to be sure you’re giving the right concentration of medicine to your child;
- carefully read the drug facts label so that you know what the concentration is, how much should be given and other important information;
- only use the dosing device inside the packaging of the medicine purchased; and
- don’t rely on the fact that a medicine may state it is “new” because medicines with an older concentration level may include this word as well.
You may have the right to pursue a claim against the doctor or any other medical professional if you believe your child was injured as a result of negligence. A failure to warn of side effects or providing incorrect information are just some examples of what could lead to the filing of a claim. To learn what your rights are, you should seek assistance immediately from a Bronx medical malpractice attorney.
Contacting a Bronx Medical Malpractice Attorney
When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of a medication error you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a Bronx medical malpractice attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a medical malpractice claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of medical malpractice attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your medical malpractice claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.