Mobile Medical Malpractice Attorney Helps Victims of Medication Errors
Medical mistakes can be difficult to fight without professional legal help
According to the National Quality Forum, serious preventable medication errors occur in 3.8 million inpatient admissions and 3.3 million outpatient visits every year. These errors are responsible for about 7,000 deaths annually in the U.S. Medication errors can occur in many places, from the doctor’s office to the pharmacy to the hospital, and you may not even know at first that your illness has been caused by a medical mistake. Whether your injury was caused by the doctor, pharmacist or hospital, the Law Office of J. Allan Brown can help make sure you get the proper care and treatment and that you receive full compensation for the damages done to you.
Why you need an experienced Mobile personal injury lawyer in a medication error case
In most cases, medications go through a rigorous process of development and testing to make sure they are safe and effective before they are ever released to the public. Once available, medications can only be accessed through a licensed pharmacist based on a prescription written by a physician or other licensed healthcare professional.
Despite all of these precautions, otherwise safe medications can still be prescribed, prepared and delivered negligently or incompetently, causing serious personal injury or wrongful death to the patient. Doctors, hospitals and their insurance companies may try to deny their liability and claim that your injury or illness was caused by some other factor, such as a pre-existing medical condition. Nevertheless, an experienced medication errors attorney can uncover the true cause of your condition, which may be the result of any of the following common types of medication reconciliation errors:
- The wrong medicine is prescribed
- The wrong prescription is filled
- The wrong medicine is administered
- The wrong dosage is prescribed or delivered
- The patient is allergic to the medicine prescribed
- The medicine is improperly administered, such as intravenously instead of intramuscularly
- Drug interactions with the patient’s other medications are not considered
Contact a dedicated medication errors lawyer in Mobile for a free consultation about your case
Medical errors not only cause immediate harm to the patient, but they shake our faith in the entire medical community and the professionals we trust with our health and our lives. If you believe that you have been harmed by a medication you were given, contact the Law Office of J. Allan Brown in Mobile at 251.473.6691 for a confidential, no-cost review of your case. You pay no attorney fees unless and until we recover for you.