Although Australian healthcare system is of high quality, accidents do occur. If this happens to you make sure you know what to do.
Australia has a very high standard of medical care in comparison to the rest of the world. However, incidents do happen and people can become ill or seriously injured as a result of poor medical practices. In scenarios such as these, it is essential you talk to an experienced medical negligence lawyer.
Even so, it is important you keep your eyes out for defective drugs prescribed by a doctor, such as those mentioned by the Australian government’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
A case of medical negligence should be referred to a compensation lawyer
Veletri consumables kit
The TGA and Actelion Pharmaceuticals Australia are recalling two batches of its Veletri consumables kit and advising people to be aware that it may be contaminated.
Veletri consumables kits are used to administer epoprostenol sodium that is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, the sterile water container that comes with the kits may be cracked.
When administering the medicine, it must first be dissolved in the sterile water. But, because the neck of the bottle may be cracked and thus leak, there could be a chance of bacterial infection when administered.
If you use the Veletri consumables kits, check to see if the batch numbers match either 0309757 or 0309991. While there have been no reports of infection so far, it is still important to be aware of the risk. If you do have a problem you may be entitled to compensation in an effort to cover your medical costs and any damages you have sustained.
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Acetazolamide (Diamox) 250 mg tablets
Another alert has been released by the TGA, in conjunction with both Aspen Pharma and Arrow Pharma, alerting the public to a possible contamination of one batch of acetazolamide 250 mg tablets – Diamox in Australia.
The batch code is CD485 and users should ensure their number does not match the contaminated one. Acetazolamide is used to treat oedema, epilepsy and glaucoma.
The recall stems from the batch being contaminated with fungus, either Penicillium and/or Aspergillus species. If you do take this medicine, you should review the batch number and check if your tablets look dusty, mouldy or are different in some way.
While most drugs taken by Australians are safe, there are times when professionals – either doctors or the pharmaceutical employees themselves – can make a mistake. Yet, this can have serious consequences on your health.
If you think you have been impacted by a contaminated batch of pharmaceuticals, talk to a medical negligence lawyer today.
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