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Prescription Error Attorney
At the pharmacy, you expect to get exactly what the doctor ordered.
At the doctor’s office, you trust that your physician has reviewed your medical history and current prescription drug list before writing a prescription.
Anything else could be dangerous.
But statistics show that medication mix-ups and physician negligence in prescribing medications happen more than one might think. Persons harmed by prescription errors deserve compensation for their losses. If you have been the victim of a prescription error, contact us for a free consultation today.
A report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states that about 7,000 people die each year due to medication errors in hospitals alone.
Adverse effects of prescriptions cause more than 100,000 deaths per year, and countless prescription problems go unreported.
In fact, a major report from the Institute of Medicine released in July 2006 found that at least 1.5 million Americans are sickened, injured or killed each year by errors in prescribing, dispensing or taking medications.
An Avoidable Mistake
Anyone who has experienced complications due to a possible prescription error should consult with a knowledgeable prescription error lawyer right away. With today’s advanced technology streamlining processes like prescription filling and screening for potential drug interactions, prescription errors are almost always avoidable. In the same 2006 Institute of Medicine report, it was noted that many commonly occurring medication errors could be avoided if doctors adopted electronic prescribing, or if hospitals had a standardized bar-code system for checking and dispensing drugs.
Some Common Errors
Errors can occur due to mistakes by doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and others. Possible errors include:
- Prescribing an inappropriate drug for the patient’s needs
- Failing to consider the patient’s allergies or medical history
- Not recognizing potential drug interactions
- Improper dosage of a drug
- Giving the wrong medication or giving the right medication to the wrong patient
- Mistakes in filling a prescription
The Victim’s Rights
When the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or pharmacist causes you harm, you should contact GorenLaw for a free consultation. You may have the right to compensation for medical bills, payment for current and future lost wages, compensation for pain and suffering, and more. For the best possible outcome, it is crucial that you consult with a harmful drug interaction lawyer who has experience in these complex types of cases.
GorenLaw boasts over 30 years of experience and knowledge in medical malpractice claims. Our attorney has been successful in recovering significant sums of money for previous prescription error clients, including multiple recoveries for victims of Antibiotic Toxicity, Ototoxicity, and Gentamicin injuries. Protecting your rights is our number one priority.
Our lawyer has served the community for more than 30 years, and we have been listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law. Our attorney has also taught lawyers at seminars, authored numerous articles, and published more than a half dozen legal book chapters. If you or a loved one may be a victim of a prescription error, contact one of our prescription error lawyers today for a totally free consultation. For prompt legal advice, submit a free case evaluation form to us online. Remember, all of our cases are taken on a contingency basis – we don’t get paid unless you get paid.