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Baltimore Medication Error Attorney

Helping Clients across the U.S. Fight for Justice

Chances are, you have taken at least one type of prescription drug in your lifetime. When a doctor writes you a prescription or a pharmacist hands you your medication, you probably don’t think twice about whether it’s safe to take. Most people put their trust in doctors and pharmacists—and for good reason. These highly trained health professionals spend years in school learning how to properly care for patients.

Unfortunately, medication errors happen with alarming frequency in the United States. According to the FDA, medication mistakes hurt 1.3 million Americans every year and kill at least one person every single day.

At LawMD, many of our lawyers are also physicians. We understand the busy nature of most medical practices. We know firsthand how many patients doctors are expected to juggle. We have worked in hospitals, doing patient rounds and updating charts. Accidents and mistakes happen, but patients shouldn’t have to pay the price. We have dedicated our professional careers to getting compensation for people hurt by drug errors. We can help you and your family work to get the money you need to heal and move on with your life.

Call our firm at (888) 695-2963 or contact us online today for a free, confidential consultation with a Baltimore medication error lawyer.

Why Medication Mistakes Happen

There are many people involved in the dispensing of a prescription drug. From the drug manufacturer and the prescribing physician to the pharmacist who fills the script and the tech who hands it to the patient in the pharmacy—all of these individuals must adhere to the highest levels of patient care. One break in the chain of patient safety can mean disaster.

In our Baltimore medication error practice, we handle a full range of prescription drug mistake cases, including claims originating from:

  • Lack of communication
  • Failure to check for drug allergies
  • Inadequate instructions
  • Mistakes in dosage
  • Dispensing the wrong medication
  • Giving medication to the wrong patient
  • Poor patient counseling
  • Dangerous drug combinations
  • Anesthesia mistakes during surgery and medical procedures
  • Failure to gather a complete medical history

Even something as simple as a doctor’s hard-to-read handwriting can lead to a serious drug error if a nurse or office manager fails to put the correct medication and dosage into the computer or in a patient’s chart.

Nursing Home Medication Mistakes

Medication mistakes are also on the rise in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and rehabilitation centers that care for the elderly. Because older people tend to take more medications compared to younger adults, the potential for serious drug mix-ups and medication mistakes is high.

These risks are exacerbated by understaffing and poor training in nursing homes. Furthermore, seniors who suffer from dementia and other types of diminished capacity aren’t always able to speak up when they experience adverse health problems brought on by an incorrect medication or the wrong dose.

As the population ages, medication errors will inevitably continue to rise. In the most egregious cases, nursing home staff deliberately dispense or administer medications that render an elderly patient incoherent or docile.

At LawMD, we aggressively pursue cases of medication abuse on behalf of nursing home residents and their families.

Call a Baltimore Medication Error Lawyer to Discuss Your Case

If you or a loved one has been injured by a doctor’s negligence or a hospital’s mistake related to a prescription drug, you may be entitled to compensation. If you have been hurt by a pharmacist’s error or negligence on the part of a pharmacy or a pharmacy technician, you could have a medical malpractice claim.

Our attorneys can evaluate your case for free and help you determine the next steps in filing a medical malpractice claim.

Call (888) 695-2963 today to schedule your free consultation.

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    Most of our physician-attorneys are either current or past treating doctors in, collectively, a wide range of medical specialties. There is a good chance one or more of our physician attorneys have actually treated medical conditions similar to the ones from which you or your loved one now suffers. That translates into care and understanding as your Counselors, and know-how as your Advocates.

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