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Indiana Hospitals Struggle with Drug Shortage

Posted on Jun 17, 2011

There is a nationwide shortage of medications to treat serious illnesses, resulting in medical malpractice, in some cases. According to a news report fromTheIndyChannel.com, Indiana hospitals are a few of the many medical facilities that are feeling the sting of the nationwide drug shortage.

Many Indiana hospitals have had to send patients to other facilities in order to obtain the proper treatment and medication that they had been prescribed. Some Indiana hospitals have had to rely on other alternative medications to help treat their patients. So far, no serious side effects have been reported, but doctors and pharmacists are concerned about the longevity of this drug shortage, which is due to recalls, closed factories and manufacturing trouble.

Indiana University Health was in short supply of approximately 120 different drugs, mostly pertaining to electrolytes that must be administered hypodermically to patients in the neonatal intensive care unit. Other patients who may be affected by the drug shortage are those diagnosed with cancer, ADHD, cystic fibrosis and heart conditions.

In the event that you or someone you love has been wrongfully prescribed drugs or adversely affected by the drug shortage, you may be eligible to file an Indiana medical malpractice claim to receive compensation for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. Contact an Indianapolis medical malpractice attorney to review your case and to see if you have grounds for an Indiana medical malpractice claim.

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