Brooklyn medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman comments on the death of a six-month-old baby at Brookdale University Hospital. Baby Amaan Ahmmad died after medical staff mistakenly gave him an adult dose of antibiotics.
“Dosage and prescription errors can be fatal, especially when medication errors are made on young children. Medical professionals must keep in mind the severity of the impact that the slightest pediatric medication error can have,” said Brooklyn medical malpractice lawyer Perecman.
According to The New York Times, one in five emergency cases related to medication problems were children or teenagers.
The New York City Medical Examiner ruled the death of Ahmmad an accident. The ME said the death was the result of complications following administration of an adult dose of the antibiotic.
For Brooklyn medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm, Brooklyn medical malpractice cases involving child dosing errors and pediatric medical malpractice are inexcusable.
“Medical professionals must carefully check the medication and use their common sense to determine if what they are doing is medically appropriate,” said Brooklyn medical malpractice lawyer Perecman, a Brooklyn medical malpractice lawyer for over 30 years.
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