Medications can treat illness, prevent medical problems and overall help patients live more comfortable and fulfilling lives. When medication errors occur — either due to a doctor or pharmaceutical error — the results can be very serious and even deadly.
If you or a loved one sustained injury while taking a prescribed medication, there are several elements that will need to be carefully scrutinized and analyzed. With more than 30 years of experience helping people who have been injured by prescription errors, Clare & Berry can readily and adeptly handle your legal matter. Other attorneys can testify to our skill and commitment to our clients.
Types Of Medication Mistakes - Overdose, Wrong Prescription and More
Most pharmaceutical drugs are prescribed by doctors and filled at the pharmacy. There are several instances where errors can occur: when the doctor is writing the prescription or entering it into the computer, when the pharmacy receives and reads the prescription and when the pharmacist or pharmacy tech fills the prescription. When a medication error occurs, it is typically due to an incorrect prescription, the wrong dose or a contraindication of drugs.
Additionally, medication errors can occur in a hospital or surgical setting. For example, medication can be administered incorrectly, administered at the wrong time or administered in the wrong dosage.
When a patient has an overdose of medication or the wrong medication entirely, serious injury, illness and death can occur. As your lawyers, we will obtain a solid understanding of what should have happened, what actually happened and how the standard of care was breached. While money cannot reverse nor replace your loss, it can help your family adjust to new circumstances brought on by this tragic error.