Safety Tips to Avoid Harmful Drug Interactions

When you believe that a doctor’s mistake or pharmacist’s negligence is the cause of your injuries from a harmful drug interaction, you may be able to seek legal action against them. Contact a New York medical malpractice attorney to learn if you have a valid case.  One way that you may be able to help avoid a harmful drug interaction is to inform your doctor of all the medications, vitamins and supplements you currently take. Some of these can lead to adverse reactions that you may not be aware of.  When 2 or more medications are taken, there is the risk of a serious or fatal interaction. However, that risk may increase further when you add to it vitamins or supplements.  Some of the drugs you should especially be aware of that could lead to harmful drug interactions include:

  • heart medications;
  • blood pressure medications;
  • antibiotics; and
  • psychiatric drugs.

It’s important that your doctor is aware of any over-the-counter medicine you are taking so it can be determined whether you would be at risk for a serious interaction. Contact a New York medical malpractice attorney if you or a loved one were seriously injured as a result of doctor or pharmacist negligence.

Contacting a New York Medical Malpractice Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a medication error you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York 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 to 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.

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