In the case of Magriarz vs. Cardinal Health, a nurse mixed up an IV bag containing a high-risk drug with an IV bag containing harmless antibiotics.
The drug paralyzed the patient's ability to breath and, sadly, he suffocated.
The Lloyd Law Group investigated the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where the mix-up occurred.dangerous, high alert IV drugs were not separated or labeled with a warning.
The attorneys at the Lloyd Law Group won a large settlement for the medication error because our attorneys were able to prove that the hospital pharmacy did not put a warning label on the IV drug bag to alert the nurses and prevent the mix-up.
Common hospital medication errors:
- Wrong patient
- Wrong drug
- Wrong dose of medication