The Wrong Medication Almost Killed Me
Turns out this wrong medication thing happened to someone else who cared to share their story with me. And so now, I’m sharing it with you. – Pepper
Imagine my surprise when I got worse after taking medication meant to heal me. After a long and drawn out back surgery, I was extremely sore and in constant pain. While the operation was a success, the doctors told me that I wouldn’t be feeling like myself for a while. So as you would expect, they prescribed me various painkillers.
The list of pills they gave me was extremely long, and honestly, I couldn’t even pronounce most of them. But with my list in hand, I was off to the local pharmacy. Strangely enough, the line was extremely long that day, and I could tell the pharmacists were overworked and tired. It was like staring at a bunch of productive zombies.
Anyway, I eventually made it to the front of the line and handed them my ridiculously long list of drugs. The woman behind the counter had an attitude as she took my list, and I could tell she didn’t want to be there. So after waiting nearly forty minutes to an hour, I finally got my prescriptions.
Afterward, I left and went home immediately. At first, the medicine seemed to do its job and eased my pain. I was feeling more relaxed and less like there was a constant drill in my back. I could finally get a good night’s sleep. Things were beginning to look up for me. . . until I started experiencing complications.
It was as if my body was starting to reject the medication, and I started experiencing an increased heart rate. I felt like my heart was going to burst out of my chest. One night I woke up in pain and had my wife drive me to the emergency room. Doctors said I wouldn’t have made it if I took that medication any longer.
Unsurprisingly, it was the fault of those pharmacists. After contacting a medical malpractice lawyer at Wilt & Thompson, PLLC, I was able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit and received compensation for the incident. Doctors are still running tests to make sure I’m okay, but I still can’t believe I had to go through this.
I never thought I would have to be paranoid about going to the doctor, dentist, or even a pharmacist. Yeah, I get that everyone makes mistakes, but when it comes to life or death, this is unacceptable. If you’re in a similar situation, I highly advise you seek the compensation you deserve.