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Who May Be Held Liable if You Are Given the Incorrect Shot?

Published in Medical Malpractice on February 10, 2023

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No one likes getting a shot at the doctor’s office. Whether you are there for a vaccination or to receive medication through an injection, you put your trust in the medical professionals caring for you to give you the correct shot. If you have suffered as a result of being given an incorrect injection, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice claim. 

The medical malpractice lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers are dedicated to providing knowledge of what parties may be held liable after a patient is given the wrong shot. To schedule a free consultation and learn more about how our medical malpractice attorneys can help you with your specific case, call our office at 617-391-9001 or complete our contact form today. 

Who Is Considered Liable After a Patient Is Given the Wrong Shot by a Medical Professional?

Many patients fear shots because they do not like needles. However, when a patient is given the wrong shot, there may be more to fear than the prick of a needle. Patients who are given the wrong shot can experience serious repercussions like illness or even death in extreme cases. Regardless of the severity of the injury you have suffered due to an incorrect shot, if you have suffered because of the negligence of a medical professional, you must understand who may be held liable before you file a claim. The parties that may be liable for a patient being given an incorrect shot include the following:

  • The nurse who administered the incorrect shot
  • The doctor who prescribed the incorrect shot to be given 
  • A medical lab technician who provided the wrong test results that led to an incorrect diagnosis and shot being given to a patient
  • A pharmaceutical company that provided incorrect shots to a medical care center

Understanding who is liable for your injury after being given the wrong shot is crucial when pursuing fair compensation for your medical malpractice claim. A trusted medical malpractice lawyer can help you decipher who may be liable in your case by assisting you in gathering necessary evidence and going over the details of your specific case. 

How Can You Prove Liability in a Medical Malpractice Claim?

When a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional’s negligence leads to your suffering, they must be held liable for their actions. To prove liability in a medical malpractice claim, you must show evidence of the four elements of negligence. These elements are as follows:

  • The liable party owed you a duty of care
  • The liability party failed to uphold that duty of care
  • Their breach in the duty of care led to your injury
  • You suffered a loss as a result of the injury

A medical malpractice lawyer can help you understand how you may provide key evidence to show the elements of negligence in your claim. 

Get Help From a Medical Malpractice Lawyer For Your Incorrect Shot Injury Claim

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we provide personalized legal help to patients who have suffered due to an incorrect shot. We can help determine what your best legal options are moving forward as you pursue justice for your case. 

Our award-winning medical malpractice legal team can handle all aspects of our clients’ medical negligence claims and helps them obtain the fair compensation they deserve. J. Tucker Merrigan and Kyle A. Camilleri provide clients with top-of-the-line medical malpractice litigation in Massachusetts and have earned a reputation for success with awards such as Rising Star, Super Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, and Top Attorney Award. 

We will fight for the fair compensation you deserve and will work to hold the negligent medical professionals accountable for the losses they have caused you by administering the wrong shot. Schedule a free consultation with a trusted medical malpractice lawyer today at 617-391-9001, or fill out our contact form.

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