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Tips for taking medication without incident

Those who take multiple medications are at an increased risk of being the victim of an adverse drug event. Therefore, it is important that those who are taking any type of medication know how to use it properly. For instance, it is not a good idea to chew a pill that is not supposed to be chewed or to cut a pill in half unless a doctor says it's acceptable to do so.

It is also important to use the right type of spoon or syringe when taking a medication. Patients are encouraged to know their dose as taking too much of a liquid or too many pills can cause significant side effects. In many cases, dosage requirements for children are different than those for adults. Dosage requirements may also vary based on a person's height and weight. Therefore, it is important that individuals are honest with their doctors when disclosing that information.

Individuals might be asked to see their doctor at regular intervals to determine how well a particular treatment is working. It may also be necessary to run tests to determine if side effects are causing liver damage or other damage that may not be readily apparent. Those who are asked to make follow-up appointments are encouraged to make and keep them in an effort to avoid a negative outcome.

Mistakes that a doctor or other medical professional makes may rise to the level of malpractice. This is typically true if the person who made the error had the tools and experience necessary to avoid it. An attorney may use a doctor's background, a patient's medical records and other evidence to show that an error could have been avoided. Patients might be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and other damages if their malpractice claims are successful.

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R.C. Shea & Associates, Counsellors at Law
244 Main Street
Toms River, NJ 08754

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Phone:
732-505-1212
Tollfree:
Manchester Area:
Brick Area:
732-451-0800