PRESCRIPTION DRUG OVERDOSE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Suffers Kidney Complications After Being Overprescribed Cholesterol Medication PRESCRIPTION DRUG OVERDOSE Expert Case

…  was prescribed an additional 20 mg on top of her 80 mg prescription. Several weeks after she began taking the full 100mg dosage, she …  patient’s rhabdomyolysis was directly caused by the over-prescription of Lipitor. An expert pharmacologist was sought to review the …

Hospital Pharmacist Administers Fatal Saline Dosage To Child PRESCRIPTION DRUG OVERDOSE Expert Case

This case involves a child with a history of low blood sugar who began feeling extremely nauseated and was taken to the hospital. The attending physician ordered the patient normal saline. Soon after starting on the saline, the child began vomiting fr …

Pharmacy Mistakenly Administers Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication To Healthy Patient PRESCRIPTION DRUG OVERDOSE Expert Case

This case involves a post-menopausal female patient who was prescribed the hormone supplement medroxyprogesterone to prevent overgrowth of her uterine lining. When the patient went to the pharmacy to pick up her medication, she was accidentally dispens …

Generic Drug Maker Fails to Warn of Permanent Injuries from Antipsychotic Medication PRESCRIPTION DRUG OVERDOSE Expert Case

…  medicataion and its generic counterparts. The drug in question was used to treat schizophrenia, as well as a number of other …  years. Eventually, it was discovered that using the drug for an extended period of time left patients with a greatly increased risk …

Cancer Patient is Killed by Drug Overdose Caused by Alleged Software Error PRESCRIPTION DRUG OVERDOSE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged female who was diagnosed with cervical cancer. After undergoing a tumor cryoablation treatment for her cervical cancer for some time, she reported the onset of neurological symptoms. At this point, doctors discovered that …

Emergency Medicine Physician Prescribes Fentanyl Patch to Addict PRESCRIPTION DRUG OVERDOSE Expert Case

…  a twenty-six-year-old male patient who became addicted to prescription medication after a history of opioid treatment for chronic lower …  alternative therapeutic treatments and suggestions for drug abuse counseling. On a final attempt at a remote hospital, where he was …