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Medication Error Lawyers in Washington, D.C.

Representing You Against Negligent Doctors and Pharmacists

The right medication can make a huge difference for people who are living with a health condition. As beneficial as medication can be, there are risks to usage as well. Side effects and pharmaceutical defects are some examples. In some cases, patients experience negative effects of medication use because of the negligence of doctors and pharmacists.

The effects of medication errors — in which a patient is given an incorrect or unnecessary drug — can be detrimental to patients. Patients may experience the side effects of the medication they were given, while simultaneously not being provided with the drugs they actually need. These errors can cause extensive injury along with related financial and emotional effects.

The Washington, D.C. medication error attorneys of LawMD can represent you if you or a loved one has been affected by this form of negligence. We are available to discuss the details of your case during a no-cost case evaluation.

If you are interested in speaking with our legal team, send us a messageor call (888) 695-2963 for a free consultation.

Types of Medication Errors

Several people are responsible for ensuring that patients receive the medication they need. When a doctor, pharmacist, or other person commits an error when administering a drug to a patient, a damaging medication error can result. Even a single mistake can cause a patient to receive the wrong medication.

Some common examples of medication errors include:

  • Prescribing an incorrect type of medication or incorrect dosage of medication
  • Giving a patient an incorrect type of medication or incorrect dosage of medication
  • Mixing up two or more patient’s medications
  • Not correctly assessing how a patient will respond to a certain type of medication (monitoring drug interactions, identifying pre-existing conditions, accounting for risk factors, etc.)
  • Administering a dangerous or defective medication
  • Failing to keep medications in proper conditions, causing negative interactions

Who is Liable for Medication Errors?

Medication errors can be caused by anyone who is responsible for prescribing, distributing, maintaining, or providing medication to a patient.

Medication errors can start at the source if the pharmacist who is responsible for distributing your medication makes a mistake. A pharmacist can cause harm to a patient if they confuse the prescriptions of multiple patients or otherwise administer an incorrect medication to a patient. Providing a patient with an incorrect dosage of the correct medication can also cause significant harm.

Doctors can make similar mistakes while administering medication to a patient. Although a pharmacist may do everything correctly, a doctor could mix up prescriptions or give an incorrect type or dosage of medication to a patient. Before administering medication, a doctor could endanger a patient by ordering a prescription of a medication that a patient does not need. This can happen because of carelessness, or because the doctor fails to correctly evaluates the needs of the patient and any potential issues.

Contact Us to Learn About Your Options

Medication errors can cause serious illness and injury to patients. A person who is the victim of a medication error may need extensive treatment to correct the effects of the mistake. In some cases, medication errors can be fatal.

If you or a loved one was injured because they were provided with incorrect medication due to the negligence of doctors and pharmacists, contact LawMD today. Our attorneys are also trained physicians who can provide informed insight into the details of your case.

To schedule a free consultation with our Washington, D.C. medication error lawyers, call (888) 695-2963 or complete our contact form.

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