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Did the hospital give the wrong drug with serious consequences?

When you're seriously ill or recently injured, you seek expert medical attention. You do so under the assumption that the care you're receiving will help mitigate and address your medical issues, not cause new ones. Sometimes, unfortunately, mistakes happen in a medical setting with dire consequences. Although it doesn't happen that often, it is possible for a nurse or other professional in the hospital to give you a medication that you shouldn't be receiving. Most times, when it happens, the reaction to the drug is minor. In some cases, however, there could be an allergy or a drug interaction that results.

3 reasons patients are misdiagnosed or receive no diagnosis

You went to the doctor over a nagging pain in your chest. You were worried it could be heart-related, but your doctor insisted it was indigestion and pulled muscles in your shoulders and neck. Days later, you end up in the hospital with a mild heart attack due to an irregular heart beat. It might have been avoided if your doctor had checked your heart or ordered tests, but he did not.

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