Helping The Victims Of Medication And Pharmacist Errors
In a 2006 report, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) stated that medication errors caused harm to a minimum of 1.5 million people every year, making medication errors the most common medical mistake in United States hospitals and care facilities. Some of these incidents resulted in the deaths of the patients.
When a doctor prescribes a medication, there is much more to consider than whether the drug will adequately treat the patient’s condition. The patient’s medical history and drug allergies, the potential for cross-reactions with other drugs the patient may be taking and other considerations must all be addressed before a particular medication is prescribed. Also, doctors and pharmacists have to give patients clear, accurate information about how much medication to take and when to take it.
In too many instances, however, doctors fail to address these issues and jeopardize the health of their patients. If you have suffered negative health consequences because of a medication error, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim against the prescribing doctor. Grounds for claims can also arise if a doctor orders the wrong medication or an incorrect dose, if staff gives you the wrong medication, or if a pharmacist fills your prescription incorrectly.
Dedicated Representation For Victims Of Medical Malpractice
Medication errors are complex claims that require the attention of an experienced lawyer. At the law firm of Young Ricchiuti Caldwell & Heller, we represent Southeastern Pennsylvania patients who are suffering because of a medication error on the part of a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other medical professional.
When you hire our firm, we will conduct a complete investigation into your case. We will determine how the error occurred and who had the opportunity to stop it. We will identify all negligent parties and evaluate the viability of claims against each of them as well as their employers.
Talk To One Of Our Attorneys About Your Medication Error Claim
Contact our Philadelphia office to discuss your medical malpractice claim with one of our attorneys. You can schedule a no-obligation initial consultation by calling 267-546-1004 or contacting us via email.