Patients are subjected to many different examples of mistreatment, sadly. Some may suffer as a result of a surgical error that could have been avoided or some other type of medical professional negligence. It is important to remember that many people have suffered as a result of prescription medication as well. From mistakes involving the prescription of certain drugs to drugs that are actually defective, these challenges can be especially problematic. Sadly, some people do not even realize that a drug they are taking is significantly damaging their health, and the consequences can be absolutely devastating.