At some point, just about everyone will need to take some type of prescription medication. We rely on doctors to prescribe the correct medication, and we depend on pharmacists to fill our prescriptions correctly. Tragically, mistakes happen, resulting in about 7,000 patient deaths every year. Hundreds of thousands more are seriously injured.
If you have been injured due to a medication error, you have important rights. At LawMD, many of our lawyers are also physicians who can use their medical insight to evaluate the full extent of your injuries. Our legal team is completely committed to helping individuals and families get the compensation they deserve. Drug mistakes are almost always preventable.
Don’t let someone else’s negligence saddle you with physical, financial, and emotional burdens. Help is available.
Medication errors happen for a number of reasons and in a variety of settings, including but not limited to:
It is absolutely critical that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians check and double-check prescriptions before patients take them home. It’s also important for doctors and nurses to clearly communicate with patients for prescribing or dispensing medication.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Medication mistakes include:
Whether a patient is harmed by a doctor’s medication mistake or an error by the pharmacist, proving medical malpractice is frequently a challenge. It’s important for patients to work with an experienced medical malpractice team to ensure they maximize their chances of obtaining full and fair compensation for their injuries.
Medical malpractice claims are governed by a strict statute of limitations. If you have been harmed by a medication mistake, you have a short amount of time in which to file a claim. If you miss this narrow window of opportunity, you could forever miss your chance to receive compensation for your injuries.
Although taking on a doctor, hospital, or nursing home can seem daunting, speaking up for yourself could also mean giving a voice to others who have been harmed due to medication errors. Tragically, some medication mistakes happen because of bad policies in doctors’ offices and hospitals. In many cases, it takes just a single patient to stand up and bring attention to bad practices. Your case could be the one necessary to bring about important change that saves lives and prevents others from experiencing life-threatening injuries.
Drug mix-ups and medication mistakes have become more common in recent years. As the baby boomer generation nears retirement age, a growing number of people are turning to pharmaceuticals to treat medical conditions, extend their lifespan, and improve their quality of life. Unfortunately, this has led to an increase in medication errors.
If you or a loved one has been injured due a doctor or pharmacist’s medication-related negligence, don’t wait to seek help.