Were You Harmed By A Medication Error?
If you or someone dear to you has suffered a serious injury or a fatality due to a medication error, you need to consider your legal options and protect your legal rights. Wrong dosages and incorrect drugs are just the tip of the iceberg. Medication errors extend to labels, packaging, monitoring, prescriptions, dispensing and/or administering of drugs.
They span across all possible health care settings, including hospitals, long-term care, clinical settings and pharmacies to account for over 1.5 million injuries or complications that amount to almost one death each day in America.
Some of the common reasons for injury or death resulting for medication errors are:
- Incorrect administering of a drug
- Dispensing too little or more medication than prescribed
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Misinterpretation of doctor’s handwriting leading to incorrect medication or dosage
- Misunderstanding abbreviations
- Not taking into account a patient’s medical history
- Failure to take prompt action while monitoring a patient
- Continuing medication even after the prescription has lapsed
- Reactions to known patient allergies
- Prescribing medication that conflicts with existing medication that the patient is already taking
How A Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help You
A recent study by the Institute of Medicine (now known as the National Academy of Medicine) indicates that medication errors are one of the most widespread problems in today’s health care system. One-third of these cases are due to an error in the dosage amount. Injury or death resulting from medical malpractices alter lives and create challenges for victims and/or their families to overcome. On top of that, the victim or his or her family needs to make important decisions about how to seek redress for their harms and losses.
The right attorney is one such decision that will play a crucial role in getting you the compensation you deserve. The right lawyer will help you build a strong foundation in order to pursue your case with a strong claim and ultimately a successful disposition whether achieved through settlement or by jury verdict.
Medication errors can be avoided if the correct measures are adopted.
Make The Right Choice For Your Case
If you or someone near to you has been on the receiving end of a medication error, you need to consult a medication error attorney right away. The attorneys at Law Offices of Ira M. Perlman, P.C. & Robert D. Rosen, P.C., are expert attorneys who can determine whether you have a case and ensure that you get maximum compensation for any harms and losses and other damages if you do.
If you or a loved one is in need of a medication error attorney in New York, please contact the Law Offices of Ira M. Perlman, P.C. & Robert D. Rosen, P.C., now at 212-689-5000 for your free confidential assessment with an experienced New York medication error lawyer.