Pennsylvania Medication Errors and PCA Pumps
A PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesic) pump allows patients experiencing serious and significant pain flexibility to manage that pain, usually by pressing a button that dispenses an appropriate dosage of morphine or other pain medication.
While this flexibility allows the injured and ill flexibility to deal with serious pain, improper maintenance, set-up or monitoring of a PCA pump can cause serious harm.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a medication error associated with a PCA pump, our lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., can put more than 30 years of experience to work for your case. When we take your case, we provide unwavering commitment to getting compensation and the answers you and your family need.
When Hospital Error or Neglect Harms Patients
The use of a PCA pain pump under the best situation is a critical tool in patient care, but it requires careful attention and monitoring both in the set up and the use of the machine. A nurse or doctor should not simply set up a PCA pump and then assume that a patient needs no further attention for a significant time.
You may have a legitimate medical malpractice claim if you or a loved one suffered as a result of:
- Incorrect PCA pump programming
- Failure to monitor patient
- Drug error, allergy or interaction
- Inadequate instruction or education on use of PCA pump
- Overdose leading to injury, brain damage, addiction or death
With highly experienced lawyers and an unwavering commitment to serving clients who have been injured by hospital negligence, medication errors or doctor error, we provide clear legal guidance and unwavering advocacy in and out of the courtroom. For over a quarter century our lawyers have been building a reputation in the Pennsylvania legal community and among our former clients for strong, successful malpractice representation.
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