Medication Error Lawyers

The occurrence of errors involving medications may be a factor of statistical probability. The sheer number of prescriptions that are written in our country each day, each week, each month and each year is staggering. Perhaps it is no wonder that occasional mistakes occur. However, just because errors happen does not mean that injured victims should take their matter any less seriously. At our law firm, our medication error attorneys help injured victims and their family members seek compensation.

Thorough Investigation Into the Causes of Medication Errors

Our medical malpractice attorneys will launch a thorough investigation into what went wrong when an error involving medication occurs. Liability may be found in any of the following:

The drug manufacturer may have mislabeled or produced a defective medication.

The prescribing physician may have failed to screen a patient for allergies or other contra-indications.

A pharmacist or pharmacist’s assistance may have made a mistake in dispensing the drug.

A facility such as a hospital or a nursing home may have failed to properly administer medications.

Nursing home neglect may have occurred, including the failure to ensure that a resident actually ingested a prescribed medication.

Overmedication may have taken place in an emergency room.

Anesthesia errors during surgery may have had devastating consequences.

Sadly enough, the lawyers at our firm have handled many significant prescription error cases. Sometimes, the results are catastrophic, such as when a patient suffers a brain injury, is stricken with a heart attack, or otherwise suffers harm that should not have happened. We are dedicated to helping you get the full and fair compensation you need to move forward with your life.

A Full-Service Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Law Firm

Traffic Accidents

Auto Accidents: Obtaining fair compensation for the injured or for surviving family members is far too complex for the average person to accomplish by simply filing an insurance claim.

Truck Accidents: Insurance issues can be complex, with the driver of the truck, the owner of the cabin of the truck and the owner of the trailer may well be three separate legal entities. In addition, whoever loaded the trailer may be called into question if the truck was overloaded or incorrectly loaded.

Motorcycle Accidents: Some motorcyclists are well trained, well experienced and in good control of their vehicle as well as in charge in traffic. Others, for whatever reason, are more prone to accidents and mistakes.

Pedestrian/Bicycle Accidents: A pedestrian is almost never wearing a helmet, and may well go flying into the air when hit by a car or truck resulting in pedestrian death or catastrophic injury.


Catastrophic Injury

Spinal Cord Injury: Our medical knowledge is detailed and our working relationships with doctors in a variety of fields gives us access to up-to-date information and analyses of serious injury cases such as spinal cord injury cases.

Brain Injury: Although a person with a closed head injury may appear to recover and improve over time, people who are close to the victim (close friend and families, coworkers and neighbors) may notice lasting effects

Burn Injuries: Whether a victim suffers a burn in an auto accident or an industrial accident, it is important to seek the highest quality medical treatment available from the start.


Medical Malpractice

Birth Injury: Few “mistakes” in life are as heart-breaking to contemplate as a preventable birth injury. Sometimes an obstetric staff’s failure to accurately monitor a fetus’s well-being during labor and delivery can result in cerebral palsy or brachial plexus injury.

Cancer Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose: A significant delay in the diagnosis and treatment of some cancers can seriously jeopardize a patient’s outcome.


Medication Errors: Our attorneys see quite a few very significant medication error cases. Sometimes the results are catastrophic.

Surgical Errors: Some surgeon malpractice cases are obvious — such as operating on the wrong body part. Others are more subtle and may require us to go to trial. We will do so.

Anesthesia Errors: One client suffered serious injury and ultimately, death, as a result of an anesthesiologist’s failure to monitor her condition when she was extubated for general surgery. She suffered a hypoxic brain injury.

Nursing Home Neglect: Nursing home administrators are responsible for reporting to the family “a significant change in the resident’s physical, mental, or psychosocial status, for example, a deterioration in health, mental, or psychosocial status.”

Wrongful Death: The wrongful death statute limits the elements that a jury can consider when determining a verdict after a fatal accident.