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.