Did hospital err in giving me 6 BP pills at one time?

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Did hospital err in giving me 6 BP pills at one time?

I was given BP meds to bring my BP down. Each day I was given 2 pills periodically by nurse. On 3rd day a new nurse came in and gave me 6 pills at one time. Within 15 min my body was

wrecked with pain, I was nauseated and almost passed out. They had to give me a bag of fluids to run it out of my system. It cause my BP to drop 100/54 when initially it ranged from 200/109

to about 184/101 and so on. Did the nurse err in giving me that many pills?

Asked on February 19, 2018 under Malpractice Law, Tennessee

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

She may well have erred--that is, committed malpractice, by doing something careless, negligent, or against accepted medical practice or standards. However, if--as we hope--you have recovered well and did not suffer significant lasting harm or incur many thousands of dollars of additional medical costs, there is no point in taking legal action. In a lawsuit, including a medical malpractice case, you can only recover compensation eqquivalent to the injury and costs you experienced. Given that malpractice cases are very expensive--even if you act as your own attorney ("pro se"), which is not recommended for such a complex case, you MUST hire a medical expert to testify and write a report, and that can be expensive. Therefore, without significant lasting injury or large expenses, you would spend more on the case than you would get back.


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