Can You Sue for Getting the Wrong Prescription?

Healthcare is one of the most complex fundamental needs of modern society. Everybody needs healthcare. Eventually, no matter how healthy you are throughout your entire life, there will be an event or situation that warrants a visit to a doctor. But that doesn’t mean that the healthcare process is infallible. So many things have gone wrong in the sector of medicine that one begins to lose a little bit of trust in the system. 

How is it that so many people get So many things wrong? How is it that trained professionals with years of supposed experience still manage to harm when they vowed to do good? Is it in training? Is it merely a string of clerical errors? Either way, the Victims are ultimately us, the common folk that trust the medical system. But the question is, how can you be adequately compensated? What if you get prescribed the wrong medication? Can you sue for that? Here we will explore the options that you have if you are issued, prescribed, or handed the wrong meds.


Let’s start with the doctor. If the doctor prescribes you a medication that leads to eventual, unjust harm, You can file a lawsuit. According to, it may be a legitimate case of medical malpractice. When you go to see a doctor, you’re under the impression that they know what they’re doing. They took pharmacology and have a team of professionals working on getting you the approved treatments. If that is somehow circumvented, you have a big problem.

Experimental Treatment 

Some doctors like to use unconventional treatments. This, of course, has to come with the proper paperwork. If you, at any point in time, were given a treatment that is not indicated for the condition that you have, and you were not given a release form, this is another point of medical malpractice. So when you are getting any sort of treatment, it’s always good to simply ask what the indications are for the treatment. Some doctors may be irked, some may be appreciative. But in the end, it’s about your health and your ability to control what you take. 


The last point of responsibility before you get your medication is at the pharmacy. When you get medication from the pharmacy, it is up to them to double, triple sec whether you have the right meds or not. If not, liability rests on them. That’s part of their license. If you can prove that they gave you the wrong medication—despite the itemized and barcoded protocols and quality assurance, you can sue. That is your right as a patient. But, like anything, you need solid proof that this happened. It is, contrary to belief, more difficult to prove than medical malpractice due to the amount of moving protocols.

Your rights as a patient should be inalienable. You should be entitled to the best care that you can get. What do you put in your body is ultimately up to you. Even if a doctor tells you to take something, the onus is on you to follow through with the treatment. This is called compliance. Normally, being compliant is a good thing. But if you find that your patient compliance is doing your home, consult with legal counsel and get the justice you deserve.