Drugs and Medical Malpractice

Whether people want to believe it or not, there are occasions in which medications of any kind can prove to be defective or prematurely released, thus resulting in them not doing their prescribed jobs or otherwise resulting in some kind of adverse effect that was not originally intended to take effect by the prescribing doctor. If this is the case, a doctor can be charged with medical malpractice which can sometimes even result in the dismissal of the doctor from the medical facility and even losing his or her license to practice medicine in that particular state, or even in the country.
Some of the see effects that potentially come with any given medicine can be life threatening, or even life changing. Thus, it is always very important that any prescribing medical practitioner be knowledgeable on the ins and outs of the drug, especially where side effects are concerned. If one of these effect a patient in a way that was not previously described by the medical doctor or prescribing physician, it can result in a large lawsuit and can end with the termination of the doctors career, this is why it is so important that any doctor knows exactly what he or she is prescribing when dealing with a patient’s life.
There are thousands of medical malpractice suits that take place in any given year. And, of these, a wide majority of them are in some way related to drug prescriptions not being accurate or not being adequately tested by a drug administration. In any case, these doctors have black marks placed on their medical records which can prevent patients from wanting to be examined by them.
There have even been doctors that have been sued for medical malpractice even if they did not know the potential side effects of a new or experimental drug. These law suits, though largely unfounded and solely reliant on ignorance of the doctor, can be equally destructive of both the doctor and the patient. Though the lawsuit may hold up in court, it is often done so in an unfair manner. What is more, for the patient, many doctors will refuse to treat them for fear of the same repercussions taking place if they prescribe a drug that may or may not do the prescribed function, or adds some sort of unknown or undetermined side effect. This is why it is very important for both doctor and patient to know the drug before taking or prescribing it.