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The definition of professional negligence most familiar to healthcare providers is the definition of ordinary negligence. As commonly phrased, ordinary negligence is the failure to exercise the degree of care that a careful or prudent practitioner would have exercised under like circumstances. Such definitions involve the exposure of a patient to an unreasonable risk of harm, as judged by a jury (or judge) after expert testimony has been given to establish the ever-changing standard of care. Negligence can occur due to something we do or do not do if the act we fail to do was necessary to prevent an injury.
In the US, common law and statutory law form an interlocking and complementary set of rules and standards that define all of the forms of negligence, including professional negligence. Common law is case law or rules and standards determined by previous decisions in specific cases. A statutory law is a law made by the legislature of any given state and is intended to codify or to make certain principles embodied in case law. Most statutory malpractice law merely reflects or enforces previous findings by judges and juries and does not create new liabilities for practitioners. However, statutes can also be a reaction to a finding by a court that is contrary to public policy, as defined by the legislature. In a sense, these laws are an attempt to "put to right" a finding by a court that the legislature considers outrageous. Some states have statutes that create safe havens for health care providers who follow certain protocols in the treatment of selected diseases, but these statutes have not been challenged in court and have had limited impact.
Common Types of Pharmaceutical Negligence
- Dosage Errors - Dosage errors are common when dealing with pharmaceutical negligence. It can be too strong of a dose, or too weak of a dose. Depending on the medication, and how wrong the dosage is, dangerous complications can arise, leading to permanent injury or death.
- Incorrect Prescriptions - Incorrect prescriptions happen more often than you would think. Sometimes, there are no adverse effects of the wrong medication. However allergic reactions, complications, and even death have been known to occur when given the wrong medication.
- Lack of Patient Counseling - When a medication, when and how often to take it, and it's side-effects, are not properly explained to the patient, complications can occur. This includes allergic reactions and even accidental overdoses.
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