Medication Error Lawyers
Being prescribed the wrong dosage or an incorrect form of medicine can lead to disastrous consequences that may cause severe internal injuries, long-lasting health problems or death.
If you believe that a medical professional was negligent when prescribing the medication that caused you harm, you may be entitled to compensation. The staff at Janet, Janet & Associates includes medical and legal professionals who are experienced in holding negligent medical staff accountable for their mistakes. Through a free, no obligation consultation our medical error lawyers will review your claim to determine if you have a case.
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Common Medication Errors
Medical professionals have a duty to ensure the safety and health of their patients. Doctors, nurses and pharmacists are responsible for the lives of their patients and must act within accepted standards of care established by the medical community. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
Common medication errors include:
- Prescribing the wrong dosage
- Improperly prescribing a medication
- Inadequate screening for patient risk factors
- Failing to take into account a drug’s side effects or interactions with other medications
Medication mistakes are serious. Any instance of negligence can jeopardize the well-being of a patient or deprive him or her of a necessary drug.
If you feel that a medication error caused you or a loved one harm, contact our medication error lawyers to see if your claim has grounds for a legal case.
Consequences of a Medication Error
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that each year, more than one million people in the U.S. are affected by medication errors and at least one person dies every day due to improper medication use. The consequences of a doctor, nurse or pharmacist incorrectly prescribing a medication is life-threatening and inexcusable.
The injuries that can result from a medication error can include:
- Frequent hospital visits
- Worsened conditions of the original ailment
- Patient overdose
- Internal injuries
- Hemorrhaging or uncontrollable bleeding
Suffering from or losing a loved one due to a medication error made by a medical professional is a tragedy that should have been easily avoided. Our medication error lawyers understand the pain that victims and their families feel during this time and have witnessed firsthand the misfortune caused by negligent medical practice. We can help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
How a Lawyer Can Help
When an error occurs in a medical setting, it is important that you have an experienced attorney who understands medicine and hospital procedures. Medical malpractice lawsuits, like medication errors, are complex cases that require an attorney who is well-versed in both the medical field and the law. An attorney with these skills will be able to:
- Consult medical professionals who can be used as expert witnesses
- Research and analyze medical documents
- Ask the right questions
- Anticipate the defendant’s tactics
- Investigate the background of the party that committed the error
Our team is made up of legal professionals with decades of experience working in the medical field. Having recovered millions in compensation for our clients who have suffered because of medical negligence, we have the knowledge and resources needed to handle these types of cases.
We are prepared to take on the large legal teams and infinite resources that the liable party will use to fight your claim.
If you believe you have been harmed because of a medication error, it is vital that you hire legal representation immediately, as there are strict statutes of limitations within each state that limit the amount of time to file a lawsuit. If you wait too long, you will forever lose your opportunity to bring a claim.
Contact Our Medication Error Lawyers
Medication errors can have devastating consequences that can forever change your life. Negligence in the medical industry is inexcusable and those who fail to provide the highest quality of care should be held accountable. The medication error lawyers at Janet, Janet & Suggs are dedicated to helping those who have been affected by preventable errors. Our attorneys will work with you on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not be charged any fees unless you receive compensation.