Q: If a nurse gives you the wrong dose can you sue for malpractice?
A: Yes. But you need a significant injury to justify the expense of filing a medical malpractice claim.
A: The short answer is, yes. However, you would need to show that you suffered some sort of harm from the wrong dose of the medication. Most people who receive the wrong amount of medication suffer little or no harm. The body either clears the extra medication with little consequence, or the next dose is increased to make up for the difference (in cases of too little being given). If you believe you suffered significant harm from this event, your best course of action is to contact an experienced medical negligence attorney.
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