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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 & Suggs 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 defense lawyer’s tactics
- Investigate the background of the party that committed the error
JJS has the knowledge and resources needed to handle these types of cases. Our resources often include the use of medical experts, such as forensic toxicologists, to strengthen your case.
By knowing what evidence to look for, how to test for that evidence, and how to interpret the results of the test, forensic toxicologists can be a valuable resource when it comes to proving you or a loved one was harmed by a medication error.
Forensic toxicologists use their knowledge of chemistry to help uncover:
- What medications should have been prescribed
- Why prescribed medications might have interacted
- When it was safe for a new medication to be introduced
- Who made the medication error (pharmacist or physician?)
- How the medication error might have been avoided
Additionally, their knowledge can be a crucial tool in knowing what specific evidence is necessary to prove the case for malpractice. For example, a hair strand test may be used to explain to a jury why a prescribing doctor should have told certain patients to avoid citrus fruits to reduce the risk of liver and muscle damage, which can lead to kidney failure, and to establish a timeline for adverse effects.
Contact Our Medication Error Lawyers Today
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 legal/medical team at Janet, Janet & Suggs is dedicated to helping those who have been affected by preventable errors, recovering multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our attorneys will work with you on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not be charged any fees unless you receive compensation.