When medication errors on the part of pharmacists or other medical professionals occur, the consequences can be devastating. Whether you were prescribed the wrong medication, or you were not properly informed of the side effects, you could experience serious health complications. In severe cases, medication errors can result in death. A medical malpractice attorney with Foley Law Firm, serving Stroudsburg and Scranton, PA, can help you collect the compensation to which you are entitled. Our attorneys have received both state and national acclaim for the victories they have achieved on behalf of injured clients. Call (800) 523-6539 or send us an online message to schedule your complimentary case review.
We will thoroughly investigate your claim, speaking to medical expert witnesses and doctors as needed.
How Do Medication Errors Occur?
Common medication errors include:
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Misreading the doctor’s prescription and providing patients with a different drug
- Prescribing or administering the wrong dosage
- Giving the wrong instructions or failing to provide instructions
- Dispensing medications to the wrong patients
- Prescribing two or more drugs with adverse reactions to one another
These errors can happen for a number of reasons. Often, medical professionals are required to work long hours. Resulting fatigue makes serious errors much more likely. Other times, medical professionals are simply inattentive, bored, or poorly trained.
The Effects of Medication Errors
Medication errors kill at least one person each day, and injure more than one million Americans every year. This specific type of negligence can result in:
- Bleeding or hemorrhaging
- A condition becoming worse
- Injuries due to operating machinery or driving (if a pharmacist failed to warn patients that they should not do so when taking the drug)
Why You Need an Attorney
If you or a loved one is suffering because of a pharmaceutical error, our attorneys are ready to help. We can thoroughly investigate your claim, speaking to medical expert witnesses and doctors as needed. Then we will craft a compelling case to obtain the financial compensation that you deserve. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. If your loved one has died due to a medication error, you could also obtain damages for funeral expenses and lost financial support.
Attorneys Kevin P. Foley and Thomas J. Foley, Jr. specialize in medical malpractice suits. They have earned a reputation for upholding victims' rights, and have helped injured clients collect ample settlements and jury awards. They will keep you informed through every step of the process, and they will work tirelessly on your behalf. Though we can often settle through out-of-court negotiation, we are ready to go to trial if necessary.
Contact Us for a Case Evaluation
If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured due to a pharmaceutical error, we are ready to help. Contact Foley Law Firm online or call (800) 523-6539 to book your consultation.